Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in Columbus, OH

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2005 80,060
2006 80,210
2007 82,040
2008 81,040
2009 79,520
2010 76,930
2011 79,250
2012 82,150
2013 84,060
2014 87,110
2015 89,170
2016 94,560
2017 94,040
2018 95,600

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2005 600
2006 540
2007 480
2008 360
2009 300
2010 290
2011 370
2012 460
2013 430
2014 590
2015 640
2016 960
2017 1,080
2018 1,100

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2005 5,640
2006 5,610
2007 5,290
2008 4,700
2009 4,780
2010 5,150
2011 5,950
2012 5,600
2013 5,780
2014 6,320
2015 7,050
2016 7,140
2017 6,910
2018 7,560

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2005 6,610
2006 6,580
2007 5,340
2008 3,490
2009 1,720
2010 2,240
2011 2,220
2012 2,940
2013 2,050
2014 1,350
2015 670
2017 2,090
2018 2,270

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2005 3,490
2006 3,590
2007 3,140
2008 3,010
2009 2,860
2010 2,720
2011 2,820
2012 2,870
2013 2,790
2014 2,710
2015 2,600
2016 2,750
2017 2,490
2018 3,090

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2005 6,090
2006 6,150
2007 6,420
2008 6,970
2009 6,730
2010 6,830
2011 5,970
2012 6,900
2013 6,710
2014 8,100
2015 7,300
2016 7,410
2017 6,870
2018 7,010

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2005 750
2006 1,010
2007 920
2008 740
2009 1,190
2010 1,340
2011 1,470
2012 910
2013 730
2014 700
2015 1,230
2016 1,970
2017 2,240
2018 2,080

Cooks, All Other

Year Number
2006 160
2007 160
2008 200
2009 120
2010 80

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2005 5,430
2006 5,840
2007 5,850
2008 5,670
2009 4,150
2010 3,680
2011 3,800
2012 3,920
2013 3,700
2014 3,550
2015 4,020
2016 4,900
2017 6,240
2018 5,190

Bartenders

Year Number
2005 3,590
2006 3,450
2007 3,260
2008 2,920
2009 2,930
2010 4,140
2011 4,810
2012 4,520
2013 4,000
2014 3,760
2015 4,420
2016 3,880
2017 3,830
2018 2,980

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2005 20,020
2006 18,590
2007 21,550
2008 23,780
2009 26,290
2010 23,890
2011 25,470
2012 25,860
2013 29,210
2014 30,970
2015 31,940
2016 31,960
2017 30,770
2018 30,760

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 1,490
2006 1,990
2007 2,380
2008 1,550
2009 1,680
2010 2,270
2011 2,740
2012 2,630
2013 2,220
2014 1,910
2015 1,900
2016 2,820
2017 2,790
2018 2,160

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2005 16,210
2006 16,680
2007 17,170
2008 17,830
2009 17,060
2010 15,690
2011 14,610
2012 15,400
2013 16,400
2014 17,740
2015 18,030
2016 19,460
2017 18,970
2018 21,770

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2005 960
2006 1,080
2007 1,330
2008 1,570
2009 1,740
2010 1,590
2011 1,630
2012 1,990
2013 1,930
2014 2,010
2015 2,070
2016 2,170
2017 1,970
2018 2,040

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2005 2,200
2006 2,130
2007 2,230
2008 1,990
2009 1,740
2010 1,340
2011 1,720
2012 2,460
2013 2,320
2014 2,210
2015 2,070
2016 2,310
2017 2,100
2018 2,310

Dishwashers

Year Number
2005 3,290
2006 3,410
2007 2,970
2008 2,450
2009 2,360
2010 2,090
2011 2,190
2012 2,360
2013 2,320
2014 2,200
2015 2,000
2016 2,320
2017 2,330
2018 2,350

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 2,950
2006 2,840
2007 3,090
2008 3,310
2009 3,490
2010 3,340
2011 3,230
2012 3,050
2013 2,730
2014 2,560
2015 2,740
2016 3,100
2017 3,280
2018 2,820

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 650
2006 540
2007 420
2008 490
2016 160
2017 90