The average school foodservice director

Foodservice director most common title for school foodservice management.

We surveyed those individuals who are in charge of school foodservice operations and asked them to tell us about themselves. Foodservice management professionals in schools were significantly more likely than other segments to have the title of foodservice director/director of foodservice (69%). This segment’s manager’s chair is more often filled by a female than male.

68% are female
32% are male

96% have a high school diploma
50% have an associate degree
33% have a bachelor’s degree
19% have a graduate degree
17% have a culinary degree
1% have none of the above

94% are Caucasian (non-Hispanic)
2% are African-American (non-Hispanic)
2% are Asian/Pacific Islanders
1% are Latino or Hispanic
1% are Native American

2% are under 30
20% are between 30 and 44
64% are between 45 and 59
16% are 60 or older

69% are a foodservice director/director of foodservice
11% are a foodservice supervisor/manager
11% are a director of food and nutrition services
4% are an assistant director
3% are a director of dining services/culinary services
1% are a chef/executive chef
1% are a dietary manager/certified dietary manager/director of dietary

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