A career in the food service and hospitality industry is perfect for those with a friendly personality that also enjoys serving others. Last year, the sector provided more than 17,000 jobs in Anchorage alone. State-wide, that number was nearly 35,0000.
The Alaska Travel Industry Association predicts tourism will grow up to 3% this year. That means job growth, especially in this particular industry.
Wednesday, Jana Lage with the Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium and Executive Chef, Tim Farley, joined Daybreak to talk about growth in the industry and how to get your foot in the door.
“I was determined,” Farley said. “Food is art and it’s about paying attention to the details of the plates of food that go out and that’s how flavors are composed.”
Salary ranges from $10 to $12 per hour, entry level and up to $90,000 per year for general managers.