Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2005 97,030
2006 97,150
2007 101,010
2008 105,110
2009 105,910
2010 104,930
2011 107,810
2012 108,460
2013 111,830
2014 118,980
2015 122,870
2016 128,880
2017 130,510
2018 135,570

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2005 980
2006 960
2007 1,200
2008 1,170
2009 980
2010 900
2011 830
2012 860
2013 740
2014 970
2015 1,320
2016 1,530
2017 1,360
2018 1,560

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2005 6,550
2006 6,320
2007 6,990
2008 7,780
2009 7,630
2010 7,750
2011 7,560
2012 7,690
2013 6,980
2014 7,290
2015 6,840
2016 7,710
2017 8,340
2018 9,320

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2005 3,600
2006 3,190
2007 3,700
2008 3,400
2009 2,980
2010 1,880
2011 2,270
2012 2,390
2013 2,760
2014 2,060
2015 2,870
2016 3,480
2017 4,540
2018 3,310

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2005 2,420
2006 2,490
2007 2,120
2008 2,110
2009 2,520
2010 2,400
2011 2,440
2012 2,110
2013 2,350
2014 2,320
2015 3,350
2016 3,450
2017 4,030
2018 4,060

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2005 9,370
2006 9,690
2007 10,300
2008 9,630
2009 11,850
2010 10,930
2011 12,140
2012 11,320
2013 12,430
2014 12,480
2015 14,870
2016 17,110
2017 17,990
2018 18,230

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2005 1,330
2006 1,260
2007 1,240
2008 1,590
2009 1,200
2010 960
2011 780
2012 920
2013 1,170
2014 860
2015 630
2016 430
2017 360
2018 440

Cooks, All Other

Year Number
2005 30
2007 90
2008 130
2009 80
2010 50

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2005 5,590
2006 5,470
2007 6,140
2008 5,600
2009 5,300
2010 4,910
2011 4,870
2012 4,830
2013 4,590
2014 6,130
2015 4,890
2016 5,160
2017 6,130
2018 7,150

Bartenders

Year Number
2005 4,200
2006 4,000
2007 4,260
2008 5,080
2009 5,460
2010 5,510
2011 5,000
2012 4,610
2013 4,610
2014 5,260
2015 6,810
2016 6,880
2017 6,470
2018 5,910

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2005 21,880
2006 21,990
2007 23,570
2008 26,920
2009 30,350
2010 31,170
2011 31,260
2012 28,590
2013 30,880
2014 34,510
2015 35,300
2016 33,560
2017 32,880
2018 33,840

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 2,560
2006 3,180
2007 3,080
2008 2,820
2009 2,160
2010 2,790
2011 2,830
2012 3,620
2013 2,610
2014 2,560
2015 1,580
2017 2,770
2018 2,950

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2005 22,580
2006 22,350
2007 22,990
2008 21,920
2009 20,330
2010 19,430
2011 21,790
2012 23,870
2013 25,170
2014 27,490
2015 27,150
2016 28,510
2017 26,420
2018 27,010

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2005 1,890
2006 2,240
2007 2,920
2008 2,960
2009 2,620
2010 2,840
2011 2,590
2012 3,320
2013 3,270
2015 3,980
2016 4,050
2017 4,060
2018 4,080

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2005 3,460
2006 4,250
2007 3,230
2008 3,550
2009 3,080
2010 3,880
2011 4,340
2012 4,630
2013 4,070
2014 3,380
2015 3,750
2016 4,360
2017 4,940
2018 4,940

Dishwashers

Year Number
2005 5,780
2006 5,160
2007 4,720
2008 5,460
2009 4,800
2010 4,870
2011 4,350
2012 4,580
2013 3,950
2014 3,680
2015 3,440
2016 3,850
2017 3,780
2018 5,620

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 4,050
2006 4,260
2007 4,000
2008 4,580
2009 4,190
2010 4,430
2011 4,490
2012 4,890
2013 5,770
2014 5,470
2015 5,160
2016 5,030
2017 5,420
2018 6,060

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 760
2007 450
2008 400
2009 370
2010 240
2011 220
2012 160
2015 850
2016 1,040
2017 1,010
2018 1,090