Twenty-six percent of non-commercial operators increased staff in the past two years, according to The Big Picture. Of those, 56% added workforce to meet a growing customer base. Colleges were significantly more likely than other segments to have added st
Twenty-nine percent of non-commercial operators saw a decrease in staff size in the past two years, according to The Big Picture. Of that 29%, the majority of operators cited budget cuts as a reason for trimming their workforce. Schools were significantly more likely than other segments to cut staff because they are using more prepared foods.
When it comes to training staff, the majority of operators keep it in house. Eighty-seven percent provide training in their operations. Colleges were significantly more likely to send staff to institutes or allow them to participate in chef competitions.