If you look for most of the answers to life in your fridge, then you probably have more than a regular love for food. If you love something that much, wouldn’t it be amazing to make money by doing something involved with the gastric sensibilities? It might be kind of hard, but there are bunch of different jobs relating to eating, cooking and maintaining food that can keep you wealthy, healthy and gloriously fed.
Well, obviously. Not saying it’s easy, but there’s almost no wrong time to get on your way to becoming a chef. The pay can be great and you get to be right in the thick of it all. You’ll have to put your nose to the grindstone and work crazy hours, but if you really love food, you won’t mind.
2. Food Critic
If you’ve got a flair for writing and can get imaginative with descriptions of your oral experiences, then go after a job as a food journalist. You might become a critic by the time you’re old and jaded, but until then you can just write about stuff and maybe get a free meal or two! Vir Sanghvi, where you at?
If you do the right kind of training, you can get a career as a nutritionist. This way, you can not only help others by advising them about what to eat, you’ll also know what’s perfect for yourself, food-wise. Basically, you’ll know how often you can hog out.
4. Food Stylist
Working as a food stylist might sound like something only Paris Hilton would do, but there is actual demand for these people. Presentation is paramount in terms of food, and restaurants know this, which is why they employ stylists in the first place.
5. Organic Farming
Pursuing organic farming is a great idea, not just if you’re into working outdoors and getting your hands dirty, but also if you like to travel. It’s one one of the best ways of living healthy, learning something useful and getting to travel while you’re at it.
6. Restaurant Owner
It might be one of the riskiest options, but running a successful restaurant is a dream come true for many. You make the menu and everything, which is what I assume most food junkies daydream about.
7. Food Truck Owner
While it may not be as big a concept in India, the idea is picking up steam. You may not be able to support yourself full time through this, but it’ll be an adventure road tripping through cities selling your goodies, plus you may just make it big!
8. Run A Catering Business
There’s quite a bit of money in this. Providing for weddings and parties, getting massive orders ready and suggesting your own unique touch. It’s pretty rewarding, plus did I mention there’s mad amounts of food?
I personally think this is one of the nicest jobs around, mostly because of the bloody charming aroma that baking produces. Cakes, cookies and the like? Yes please.
10. Flavour Chemist
Flavour chemists use essential oils, flavor aromas, and botanical extracts to recreate and intensify flavors from nature — or create entirely new ones. They proceed to infuse this in processed foods to make it taste legit. Damn science, you crazy!
11. Food Wholesale Buyer
Agreed, this is more business than food related, but you still have to know your stuff. You have to track and purchase consumer goods before they hit the grocery store, so you probably get to try some pretty amazing food as well!
12. Food Show Presenter
There’s Rocky and Mayur and then there’s Nigella, but both shows are so much fun to watch (for very different reasons). They both also get you quite chuffed about food though, which is almost like a social service. So if you’re good in front of a camera, try to get in on the food show action, it always looks like a blast.
13. Ice-cream Taster
Believe it or not, you could actually make a life out of tasting ice-creams. Everything I was ever told about the adult world is a lie.
14. Chocolate Consultant
These consultants taste chocolate for a living. That’s right.
15. Food Photographer
Does your food go up on Instagram before it goes down your belly? Imagine actually getting paid for that!