The idea of becoming an Entrepreneur after finishing your culinary education is not new to most of us. Although it
requires a lot of patience and knowledge about the business aspects, there’s absolutely nothing more satisfying than
working for yourself, for a living. If you have the money to invest, starting a restaurant, bakery, cafe or even a small
scale food production unit from home, wouldn’t be a bad idea to go about it as a beginner.
1. Food Entrepreneur...
A food consultant is a professional who offers business advice and assistance to F&B companies and entrepreneurs.
The consultant is supposed to have tremendous knowledge in food and the various departments in the food industry.
You could specialize in any of the particular areas such as start-ups, marketing, cost-cutting or re-branding, and the best
part about being a consultant is that you could work as a freelancer for different companies at the same time.
2. Food Consultant...
This is something new to many as a career for a culinary graduate. Food write-ups used to be only a part of magazines
or as a supplementary column in the earlier days. The write-ups back then were too simple and straight to the point
quite formal so to say. But now, things have changed. Thanks to the Internet, today we have blogs, websites and the
print media exclusively dedicated to food. If you know food and have some flair for writing, then that’s all you need to
become a food writer. If you are good enough you can work for print and social media platforms that are related to
3. Food Research & Writing...
Looking at a tempting food picture, have you ever wondered how they managed to make the food look so
appealing? There comes the role of a food stylist. As the name suggests their job is to style the ‘ready-to-serve’ food
at its best. A food stylist can make food look fresh for longer for photography purposes with some tricks that only
they know as they understand food in depth. They know to play with food and together with the right props, they
bring the best on the plate for a shoot. When it comes to a career, food styling is a fancy job and so is the pay.
4. Food Stylist...
This is a little different from other possible careers in the food industry. To be a food photographer you need to have
good knowledge of photography, which is a given fact. But again, to capture food at its best is not every photographer’s
cup of tea. You need to have a passion for food to excel in this field and along with the passion, if you also have good
knowledge in food, it will definitely reflect in your pictures. If one is confident enough, you can work for food magazines,
F&B Companies as their official Food photographer or a freelancer as well.
5. Food Photographer...
Food is a hot topic in the news. From factory farming to GMOs, there are legal battles being fought by lawyers on
both sides. The battles are bound to continue as more and more people take a closer look at the nation's food
industry, an industry that some say is in dire need of fixing.
In addition to dealing with farming and food production, food lawyers also work with issues related to food
allergies, food supplements, public health and safety, and worker's rights in the industry.
6. Food Lawyer...
Carrot caviar. Cigar smoke ice cream. Mango foam. Balsamic vinegar pearls. Olive oil powder.
For chefs who want to take their cooking to the next level - or to another dimension, even - it molecular gastronomy can
make for an exciting and unique career choice.
Molecular gastronomy - also called "modernist" cuisine or "avant-garde" cooking uses chemistry and physics to
examine and experiment with the texture and taste of food.
7. Molecular Gastronomist...
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in Food through formal training,
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