If you can, look up companies like Sodexho, Aramark, Compass. These are three of the top Food Service companies world wide. Check out the sites. All will have career opportunities pages for posting and applying.
Without any prior dining service experience you can still obtain a position that can earn you a decent living. Starting hourly salaries are usually based on the position you hope to fill plus the location geographically. In the NYC metro area, starting salary for a prep cook is in the $9.00 vicinity. These companies will hire a prep cook position, charcuterie, deli, grill, pizza position without previous experience.
Once you get your foot in the door and can dazzle the executive chef (Me
) you can move up up up. Personally, I began in the pantry and worked up to this position, even worked as a General Manager at two accounts. Classes have been available to me to further my education and my career.
If you want to give it a shot, chances are very good that someone in one of those companies will give you a chance. Good luck.