If reality TV is anything to go by we are a nation of fatties. Bad diets, too much junk food, a love of the wrong grub... if this hasn’t tarnished your love of food and you know how to turn a simple pie into a culinary masterpiece then you may want to consider one of these jobs for foodies. After all, the celebrity chef is now king of the TV.
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The ultimate (and most obvious) choice of a job for food lovers is becoming a chef. Surrounding yourself with your hobby, there are more career choices in this sector than there are types of cheese.
Whether you’re starting at the bottom as a commis chef (or general dogsbody as it’s more commonly known), shouting and swearing as a head chef (Gordon Ramsey wannabes need not apply, that’s so ten years ago), or being more selective about your customers as a personal chef, the world is your oyster.
Commis chef interview
Chef career guide
Can’t cook but love food? Don’t worry, you can work in an industry that appreciates the food by reviewing for a living. Putting the job in simple terms, someone else spends hours cooking the grub, you eat it and then YOU get paid to judge THEM… that’s right that’s an actual job.
The only downside? Once you’re used to fine dining for free you’ll never want to eat greasy takeaways again.
Love to go out for dinner but can never find what you want? Then just open your own restaurant.
No more putting up with rude waiting staff, incompetent chefs or a boring menu as YOU will be calling the shots…
This might seem like an odd suggestion, but it not only gives you the chance to grow your own food but also allows you to create a business by selling it on for a profit. You’ll be hooked on farmers' markets and wearing a straw hat before you know it.
Just imagine owning fields of crops, planting and growing your own fruit and vegetables and driving your very own tractor. It certainly beats the rat race.
Just because you’re a foodie that spends hours in the kitchen cooking up culinary delights worthy of a Michelin star doesn’t mean everyone else can. There are people that struggle with pasta or can’t even cook toast without making a mess of it, so why not become a cookery teacher and show them how it’s done?
Thanks to reality TV shows, you may think nutritionists do nothing other than force crying people to drink celery smoothies, nag, scare fatties into starvation and then nag some more.
The reality? Nutritionists are there to help people live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Sure you’ll have to advise them on their mistakes (like stop eating doughnuts for breakfast) but you’ll see people transform before your very eyes. *Insert smug face here*
If all else fails…
Marry Heston Blumenthal
He’d cook you snail porridge for dinner, followed by egg and bacon ice cream for dessert. He can invent whatever you want, no matter how obscure, and turn it into an amazing meal. What more could you want?