Institutional Food Workers.


(NEW) A program that prepares individuals in production and service used in governmental, commercial or independently owned institutional food establishments and related food industry occupations. Includes instruction in selecting, storing, preparing, and serving food and food products; basic nutrition; sanitation, and food safety; the use and care of commercial equipment; serving techniques; and the operation of institutional food establishments.


Employment Options

Occupation Employment Average Wage
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
Mean Entry Experienced
Cooks, Fast Food 15,520 14,860 441 Fair $6.99 $5.99 $7.49
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 13,230 14,010 454 Outstanding $8.43 $6.25 $9.52
Cooks, Short Order 4,340 4,460 136 Outstanding $7.91 $6.08 $8.82
Food Preparation Workers 11,960 13,340 600 Outstanding $7.87 $6.12 $8.75