Snapshot: Food Industry Thrives Despite Economy


Emily Atkin

Though the economy continues in a downward spiral, the food industry remains in tact. According to the US Department of Labor in their 2008-09 Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs in the food industry grow faster than average occupations.

Paul's Kitchen
The owner of “Paul’s Kitchen” (above) recently opened his first restaurant in New Paltz. He has provided jobs in food preparation and service for 9 individuals, including college students and former stay-at-home moms.
Kali Ventresca working at Convenient DeliSUNY New Paltz sophomore Kali Ventresca, (above) relies on her job at Convenient Deli for everyday expenses.