November 22, 2011

Jobs for People Who Love Food

Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in the United States, and many foodies are licking their lips in preparation for turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more. Did you know that you can turn that love of food into a job? Of course, working as a chef is possible, but this isn’t your only option if you love food and want a food-related job. We already took a look at some great food industry jobs available – let’s take a look at even more options out there:

If you love food, you probably also love drinks, including beer and wine. Working as a brewmaster, where you’ll help create frothy new flavors, is definitely an option. This is a job that combines science, agriculture, and taste-testing to create an awesome final product.

Ice cream trucks are not a thing of the past! In sunny locations year-round (and during the summer in the rest of the country), ice cream trucks are rising in popularity. Food trucks of all types are actually becoming super popular in cities across the country, so even if ice cream isn’t your thing, a restaurant on wheels might be an ideal choice for you. They cost much less to start than a typical restaurant or you can find jobs working for others who are starting up food trucks.

Travel writing is a great option if you like to explore the world and don’t mind putting pen to paper (or hands to keyboard, to be more accurate). As a travel writer, part of your job will be to explore the food options wherever you go. It’s a little different than being a food critic, but the idea is similar.

About this Author 

Matt Lucas has worked in, written about and published guides on working cool jobs around the world for over 30 years.

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