Food Preparation and Service Career Pathway MapDOWNLOAD FILE
June 24, 2021 - Author: Judith Barry, Jeannine La Prad, Megan Elyse Williams, and Mary Freeman
The food preparation and service pathway encompasses occupations involved in the preparation, cooking, and serving of food. Most jobs in this subsector are in restaurants and other eating places.
Career pathways for food preparation and service
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The map below indicates the top occupations in this field as well as wages, opportunities for advancement, typical time to advance, education required, and on-the-job training.
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Food Preparation and Service Pathway Map
The authors wish to acknowledge and express appreciation to all the stakeholders and employers who contributed their time and knowledge to this research.
The authors thank Andrea Weiss of MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) for guidance and formatting, Lindsay Mensch of CRFS for proofing and web publishing, Rachel Kelly of CRFS for editing, and Charli Holloway of Charli ReNae Design for the design of the career pathway maps.
This work was made possible through funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and MSU Extension.
Barry, J., La Prad, J., Williams, M., & Freeman, M. (2021). Food preparation and service career pathway maps. Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems. https://foodsystems.msu.edu/resources/food-preparation-and-service-career-pathway-map
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