10 Careers for the Foodie in You!
Food, flavor, variety, aroma…yummmmm! Food literally makes the world go round, but there are some amongst us, for whom food is quite a big deal. They relish good food and enjoy eating different cuisines. They love everything to do with food, and that’s why you will find quite a few self-proclaimed foodies amongst us.
If you are passionately in love with food or know anyone else who is, a path towards a career in food will literally be a dream come true. But careers in the food business are not abundantly known.
Here is a list of some unconventional careers for those who wish to follow their dream in the food and nutrition industry.
There are those amongst us who value good and healthy nutrition. For these people, taking up a career as a dietician, consulting and helping people make the right food choices is very essential. You need at least a master’s degree, such as an online master’s in dietetics and nutrition, besides passing a registration exam to get into this profession.
2. Catering Director
Events and conventions are quite popular these days, and a critical part of making any event successful is the food and catering offered. You’ll be designing theme-based food menus and help cater for parties and have a lot of fun along the way. Experience in hospitality and a culinary background will set you up well for this field.
3. Food Stylist
Even though many of you may not have heard of this career, but it’s a rather fascinating one. Food stylists study consumer psychology to determine the most appealing look for a food product. It is the food stylists who make the food look so appealing. But you need to be very careful about advertising laws in this profession to avoid making the food look deceptively good and incurring a lawsuit. One needs a solid education in culinary arts to be able to work in this career.
4. Food Activists
Food activists work for a greater cause than just eating food. They work for improving awareness and increasing access to quality food, strive to get bills passed for regulations in food safety, etc. This is an emerging field so the scope for growth and opportunities is quite fair.
5. Restaurant Critic
If you happen to be a foodie who tends to write well, a job as a food or restaurant critic at a magazine or newspaper may just be waiting for you. But you don’t only need to like food to become a critic; food critics have extensive experience in the culinary field, are aware about all aspects of food from harvesting times to the cooking process, and even know the history behind certain dishes.
6. Culinary Instructor
Teaching others at the school or college level on how to cook is a very interesting and challenging profession. While you need to have at least a master’s degree for this field, you should be careful about teaching proper food cooking safety, etc. besides the exotic recipes you share with your students.
7. Cookbook Author
This is a very difficult profession to hatch in to. But with the right marketing skills, you can hit the jackpot. Besides that, the recipes that you must create on your own should be ingenious, interesting and something that really tickles the consumers’ taste buds.
8. Food Scientist
As a food scientist, you’ll be involved a lot in studying how to make the quality of food better. This would mean working on extending the shelf life of a certain food, developing new products, analyzing the technicalities of harvesting, preparing, etc. that help preserve the quality of food. Typically, a bachelor’s degree is required for this career.
9. Food Anthropologist
Food anthropologists dig deeper into the cultural aspects and of food and how it influences human interaction. You may get involved with teaching or working with archaeologists to study historic eating patterns, etc.
Flavorists are the people behind the yummy and interesting flavors we taste in food every day. They design natural and artificial flavors for food companies, which they are able to do with some ground knowledge in chemistry and biochemistry.
Now aren’t these some careers you’d love to get in to? Tell us if you think there are other careers that the typical foodie will thoroughly enjoy working for.