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Restaurant Careers

Restaurant Careers

Half of all American adults have worked in the restaurant industry, and millions of people have found vibrant, engaging careers within this fast-growing community of professionals. The restaurant and foodservice industry is the United States’ second-largest private-sector employer. It employs 14 million people, or 10 percent of the U.S. workforce.

Training and Education

Educational opportunities abound for those interested in careers in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.

  • Browse scholarships.
  • Explore degrees and schools.
  • Find professional development opportunities.
  • Get food-safety training and certification.
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Career Development

Eighty percent of restaurant owners began their careers in the foodservice industry as hourly employees. Take the next step in your career, and find inspiration and advice to help plan for the future.

  • Jobs outlook.
  • Career options.
  • Position descriptions.
  • Credentialing.
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