A chef may create an in-flight breakfast sandwich for an airline or a waiter may work at a mining company cafeteria. In these cases, both of these professionals found jobs in industries like transportation and mining. But it is more common for workers in the food service and restaurant jobs category find employment in the food services and accommodation industry.
The food service and restaurant (SOC Codes 11-9050.00 Food Service Managers; 35-0000.00 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations) jobs category contains all the workers who prepare and serve food and drinks, and clean up afterward. From private chefs and cocktail waitresses to dishwashers and fast food counter workers, these professionals can be found in a variety of industries, but predominantly in the food services and accommodation industry.
The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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