food service [fo͞odˈsûrˌvĭs]
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The definition of food service is the industry related to making, transporting or selling prepared foods to restaurants, hospitals, schools and lodging establishments.
An example of a company in the food service industry is Sysco.
These chefs work in the food service industry.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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or food·ser·vice noun
The practice or business of making, transporting, and serving or dispensing prepared foods, as in a restaurant or commissary.