Numbers of Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations in Knoxville, TN

Occupation group

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

Year Number
2005 29,820
2006 30,940
2007 32,280
2008 32,330
2009 30,760
2010 30,540
2011 30,590
2012 31,970
2013 32,070
2014 32,100
2015 34,690
2016 35,600
2017 35,050
2018 35,650

Individual occupations

Chefs and Head Cooks

Year Number
2005 370
2006 210
2007 180
2008 160
2009 100
2010 290
2011 440
2012 500
2013 300
2014 540
2015 530
2016 670
2017 390
2018 340

First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Year Number
2005 1,480
2006 1,740
2007 2,100
2008 2,380
2009 2,290
2010 2,490
2011 2,450
2012 2,590
2013 2,300
2014 2,040
2015 2,130
2016 2,430
2017 2,760
2018 3,030

Cooks, Fast Food

Year Number
2005 1,700
2006 1,210
2007 1,380
2008 1,070
2009 1,400
2010 1,790
2011 1,890
2012 1,750
2013 1,740
2014 2,170
2015 2,200
2016 1,890
2017 1,530
2018 1,750

Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Year Number
2005 780
2006 680
2007 630
2008 1,240
2009 1,670
2010 1,730
2011 1,740
2012 1,710
2013 1,600
2014 960
2015 1,120
2016 1,260
2017 1,250
2018 1,020

Cooks, Restaurant

Year Number
2005 3,050
2006 2,560
2007 2,690
2008 2,910
2009 2,620
2010 2,600
2011 2,580
2012 2,670
2013 2,940
2014 2,620
2015 2,620
2016 2,720
2017 2,920
2018 3,430

Cooks, Short Order

Year Number
2005 520
2006 360
2007 310
2008 350
2009 250
2010 140
2011 120
2012 230
2013 240
2014 350
2015 530
2016 670
2017 550
2018 510

Cooks, All Other

Year Number
2009 70
2010 110
2011 90
2012 80
2013 70
2014 60
2016 70

Food Preparation Workers

Year Number
2005 2,500
2006 1,710
2007 1,940
2008 1,870
2009 1,760
2010 2,030
2011 1,800
2012 2,030
2013 1,750
2014 1,990
2015 2,050
2016 1,740
2017 1,850
2018 2,070

Bartenders

Year Number
2005 1,170
2006 1,040
2007 1,010
2008 880
2009 760
2010 520
2011 690
2012 660
2013 990
2014 1,050
2015 1,210
2016 1,020
2017 1,000
2018 940

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Year Number
2005 6,580
2006 8,660
2007 8,410
2008 9,270
2009 8,900
2010 8,660
2011 7,930
2012 8,530
2013 7,690
2014 7,910
2015 9,890
2016 10,650
2017 10,320
2018 9,130

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 1,050
2006 1,120
2007 1,180
2008 350
2009 260
2010 240
2011 420
2012 490
2013 700
2014 830
2015 900
2016 1,110
2017 1,140
2018 1,660

Waiters and Waitresses

Year Number
2005 7,790
2006 8,210
2007 8,640
2008 8,120
2009 7,400
2010 7,010
2011 7,060
2012 7,320
2013 7,740
2014 7,500
2015 7,400
2016 7,360
2017 7,090
2018 7,390

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Year Number
2005 230
2006 320
2007 330
2008 150
2009 100
2010 110
2011 290
2012 380
2013 420
2014 420
2015 490
2016 620
2017 600
2018 630

Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Year Number
2005 260
2006 440
2007 720
2008 810
2009 750
2010 610
2011 610
2012 650
2013 640
2014 550
2015 500
2016 450
2017 540
2018 720

Dishwashers

Year Number
2005 950
2006 1,190
2007 1,260
2008 1,160
2009 930
2010 820
2011 910
2012 1,110
2013 1,510
2014 1,600
2015 1,400
2016 1,350
2017 1,540
2018 1,710

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Year Number
2005 1,350
2006 1,360
2007 1,220
2008 1,210
2009 1,290
2010 1,330
2011 1,510
2012 1,230
2013 1,400
2014 1,440
2015 1,420
2016 1,360
2017 1,350
2018 1,240

Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2012 30
2016 240