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Snack on This: Fascinating Facts about Talent in the Food Industry


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‘Tis the season… for eating (and hiring people who prepare the delicious treats you love).

As some of us know only too well, holidays are the time of the year when people eat the most so we decided to do a deep dive on talent in the food industries, including food production and food & beverage. What are this year’s hiring trends in food? And what does it take to make it as a food professional? For one thing, it requires far more than cooking skills.

Here’s some more food for thought:

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Snack on This: Fascinating Facts about Talent in the Food Industry

  1. 1. Snack on this: LinkedIn’s view of talent in the food industry Food spans the nation Regions with largest share of professionals working in a food industry Sioux City, Iowa Merced, California Decatur, Illinois Fayetteville, Arkansas Goldsboro, North Carolina Hiring cycle reflects our eating habits? Most food related jobs posted in the summer and fall, ahead of holiday eating Spring Summer Autumn Winter Far more than cooking Top fields of study for food professionals 74% of companies have 50 employees or less 1 Business 2 Marketing 3 Accounting 4 Food Science 5 Culinary Arts Food demands diverse skills Most common skills for those in food industries Customer Service Food Service Inventory Management Food Safety Find your next great hire with Sales