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tldmatrix Feb 5, 2011 02:46 PM

What are some jobs related to food? I am looking to work in the field and want to know all of the posibilities. I know the obvious chef, writer, consultant, owner, stylist, etc., but want to know some other not well known jobs. Thanks


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  1. PeterL RE: tldmatrix Feb 5, 2011 06:29 PM

    Supplier, farmer, rancher, bee keeper, cheese maker, wine maker....

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      gembellina RE: tldmatrix Feb 6, 2011 12:38 AM

      Maybe it would help to know what your skills and interests are?

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        tldmatrix RE: gembellina Feb 6, 2011 08:33 AM

        cooking, writing, eating, coneptualizing

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          reatard RE: tldmatrix Feb 6, 2011 08:59 AM

          Which are your skills and which are your interest? Have you had any professional training or experience in any of these things?

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            tldmatrix RE: reatard Feb 6, 2011 12:41 PM

            i have been interning at a restaurant cooking for a year now and write a column for an online newspaper.

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        Sherri RE: tldmatrix Feb 6, 2011 09:44 AM

        Try to find Barbara Sims-Bell's books: "FOODWORK, Jobs in the food industry and how to get them" [1998] and "Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry" [2002]. She lists jobs from A-Z (Agricultural Adviser - Zoo Chef), requirements, the career ladder, likely locations and salary. You will likely find possibilities that you never imagined. Good luck on your hunt.

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          tldmatrix RE: Sherri Feb 6, 2011 12:42 PM

          Thanks I will look into those books

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            gembellina RE: Sherri Feb 7, 2011 12:47 AM

            Zoo chef!

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              Sherri RE: gembellina Feb 7, 2011 05:28 AM

              Zoos around the country have a chef on staff for specific animal needs. Here in Phoenix, we had an elephant famous for her paintings. Ruby's favorite food was beet puree, so on special occasions, the chef would make bus tubs full of beet puree to "frost" her alfafa bale birthday cake studded with carrot "candles".

              More normal duties were specific diets for animals, both ill and well.

          2. chefathome RE: tldmatrix Feb 6, 2011 10:17 AM

            Culinary instructor and caterer - that is what I do and absolutely love it!

            1. mrbigshotno.1 RE: tldmatrix Feb 12, 2011 09:44 AM

              Health inspector

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                femmevox RE: mrbigshotno.1 Feb 12, 2011 07:55 PM

                Nutritionist, food photographer, cookbook writer and/or editor, test kitchen worker, food chemist, restaurant reviewer, food journalist, butcher, greengrocer, food importer, forager (of seaweed, mushrooms, truffles), community organizer, urban gardener, working for an anti-hunger organization, running a food pantry, take people on international culinary trips, researcher, college professor of food history and/or culinary studies, food truck operator...

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                  tldmatrix RE: femmevox Feb 13, 2011 07:09 AM

                  thanks for all of the ideas

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