Food is big business, offering a wide range of opportunities for anyone committed to high standards and creativity. The National Restaurant Association reports that in 2009 restaurant sales could grow to reach a record $566 billion. Currently there are more than 13 million people employed at more than 945,000 restaurants in the United States, excluding food service suppliers, which is a $38 billion industry.
Career Launcher: Food Services looks at the ins and outs of the business and helps readers identify the skills, attitudes, and connections they need to launch a successful career. The wealth of useful information includes an overview of the current state of the food services industry, a breakdown of key jobs, tips for success, a glossary of industry jargon, and much more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Kelly Kagamas Tomkies is a professional writer and editor with approximately 20 years of experience. She has written hundreds of articles for local and national publications and Web sites, and has written or edited dozens of books. She has served as senior editor of various publications, including Christian Family Magazine, Smart Business Magazine, and Midwest Food Service News. She lives in Ohio.
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