Food and Beverage Management

 


          Good jobs, great people, extraordinary
          opportunity. The restaurant industry is
          projected to employ 12.8 million people
          in 2011, or nearly 10 percent of the U.S.
          workforce in 960,000 locations. The
          forecast for 2011 is $604 billion in sales
          with the restaurant industry sharing
          49 percent of the food dollar (NRA, 2011).
 
 


                                                                      




The food and beverage industry represents four percent of the U.S. gross domestic product and employs nearly ten percent of the U.S. workforce. Consumers remain hungry for the variety, convenience and socialization restaurants provide (NRA, 2008).

As industry sales continue to increase, and its overall economic impact is expected to exceed $1.7 trillion, the workforce is also growing. The restaurant industry is expected to add 1.3 million jobs over the next decade, with employment reaching 14.1 million by 2021.  Every additional million dollars in restaurant sales generate an additional 34 jobs for the economy (NRA , 2011).

Workforce Trends

Restaurant occupations that will grow considerably in the next decade include management positions, chefs and head cooks, waitstaff, and combined food preparation and service positions. Ranked as the number one challenge for restaurant operators, recruiting and retaining employees is an industry priority now and into the future (NRA, 2008).

 
 

Food and Beverage Management
Faculty Mentors:



Allison Adams

B-3-244 Mackinac Hall
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: (616) 331-3557
Fax: (616) 331-3115
Email: adamsa@gvsu.edu



Charles Baker-Clark

B-3-257 Mackinac Hall
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: 616 331-3125
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email: bakercc@gvsu.edu
 

Robert Robins

B-3-251 Mackinac Hall
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI  49401

Phone (616) 331-8867
Fax: (616) 331-3115
Email: robinsr@gvsu.edu

 

 
Lisa Sisson

B-3-259 Mackinac Hall
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: (616) 331-8734
Fax: (616) 331-3115
Email: sissonl@gvsu.edu

   

      

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