First Job

The restaurant industry provides the perfect place for stepping into the working world. In fact, one in three Americans' first job is working at a restaurant.

Training Ground for America’s Workers

Half of all adults have worked in the restaurant industry at some point during their lives. In fact, nearly one in three Americans had their first job at a restaurant.

Restaurants teach vital professional skills such as teamwork, multi-tasking, customer service and time management. These skills stay with people throughout their careers, whether they stay in the industry or move into other professions. Restaurant team members who enter the workforce with little or no experience are provided a career path where they can receive fundamental on-the-job training and are given the opportunity to learn trades that lead to careers as chefs or in management in restaurants or other industries.

Opportunities for all Education Levels, Backgrounds

Room to Grow

To learn more about the opportunity, flexibility and skills young people find in the restaurant industry, click here.