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Emerging Job Trends in Food and Cooking

Emerging Job Trends in Food and Cooking

Not all of us are cut out to spend all day, on our feet, in a hot kitchen. Some of us love Food and Cooking, but have found others means to make a living in this Vast Industry.

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If you have the drive and talent, you can turn any ole’ lemonade stand into a thriving Business or Career. To get you started in your Career Search in the Culinary Arts and Emerging Food Trends, we’ve outlined here some Cool, Trendy Cookery Careers in the Food Sector.

Emerging Job Trends in Food and Cooking

You have a love of food, now find your Interest. 

Let’s first take a look at the Cycle, so you can gauge where you might want to be in the Foodscape.

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There has been a huge change in the minds of humans. we’re getting back to our roots. Our Goals have shifted back to our core values: which are to end hunger, achieve food security, improve food nutrition and promote sustainable production while encouraging youth to choose agriculture, bring people together over food (hospitality) and restore lost culinary traditions.

To end hunger, we grow and distribute food.

To achieve food security there needs to be enough for everyone at a reasonable cost.

To improve food nutrition requires consumers to be more educated about wholesome heritage foods and their own eating habits. relying less on man made contributions.

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Growth / Sourcing


  • Farmer – Fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices: People who do some combination of raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, or other livestock. You don’t need a huge plot of land these days to farm. You could grow hydroponics (the process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil).

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  • Food Forager: You can make a living searching for wild food resources such as mushrooms, truffles, berries, herbs, edible flowers and aromatics, such as wild onions.

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  • Fisherman: Take your love for this hobby to a new level and Fish for Livelihood.

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Restoring Lost Culinary Traditions

  • Craft Beer Brewer, sausage maker, jellies and jams, pickling, butchery, barbecue, artesan bread maker: People are bringing back their country’s lost flavours by researching long-forgotten recipes and uncovering secret techniques.

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  • Dietary Cook: A specialty chef that prepares food in accordance with Diet Specifications, facility procedures, and prescribed dietary and sanitary regulations.
  • Herbalist: One who practices botany with the use of medicinal plants.

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  • Blogger: If you have a knack for writing, you could start your own Blog about Food / Cooking.
  • Food Photographer: Still life photography of ingredients and food to create attractive photographs for cookbooks, blogs and publications.
  • Recipe Developer: A recipe developer is a person who tests the recipes and finalizes the ingredients used before publication.
  • Recipe Writer: A recipe writer is a person who writes the recipes for popular cooking websites and magazines.
  • You Tuber: If you have the people skills and video knowledge, you can become a Social Foodie on You Tube.

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  • Food Stylist: The role of the food stylist is to make the food look attractive in the finished photograph, carefully and artfully arranging the food.
  • Cookbook Author: Gather up your favorite recipes, hire a food photographer and editor and get published.
  • Mixologist: In the modern cocktail scene, the terms “mixology” and “mixologist” are a regular part of bar vocabulary. They are being used more and more to describe a style of mixing cocktails and the people who practice it. But some are taking this to the next level with smoothies, leaving out the alcohol and blending up concoctions.

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Tool Maker / Craftsmen

  • Culinary Craftsmen such as Blacksmiths, Potters, Widget Makers: Much in the way we are bringing back lost Culinary Trades, the need for lost Culinary Tools have risen. Equipment and utensils of kitchen past are being sought out Worldwide.

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Food Science

  • Molecular Gastronomist: One who investigates and experiments with the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients that occur in cooking.

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*Business Side

Hospitality – Hospitality is the relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with goodwill, food, drink, entertainment, lodging etc. depending on your budget, you could serve in your own:

  • Restaurant, Pub
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Food Truck
  • Farmers Market
  • Catering
  • MRE / Meals Ready to Eat / Meal Plans – Online
  • Meals on Wheels – Yes, you can deliver Meals to the elderly through this Organization, but you could also set up a Mobile Meal Delivery Catering Service?

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Food and Beverage Manufacturing

  • Paid Positions – As with any other Business, you could find jobs in Sales, Marketing, production or Distribution. Find a company you believe in you could find a position offering a great Salary and Benefits Package.
  • Food Entrepreneur: Entrepreneurs start with a great idea for a new food product. Then they research, start a new business and get their product on Retail Store Shelves.
  • Statistical – If you are good with numbers or analyzing, you could get into bio-informatics. The goal is to unlock food sources, providing natural, sustainable and scientifically proven health solutions. It is the biological study of genes and disease.

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Health and Nutrition

There are many positions in the Medical Field that practice Drugless medicine. For a full list of Schools, you can visit the AADP (American Association of Drugless Practioners). Consider getting a Board Certified Degree or Certificate in one of the following areas:

Long Term Studies (College required)

  • Nutritionist: A nutritionist is a person who advises others on matters of food and nutrition and their impacts on health. Some people specialize in particular areas, such as sports nutrition, public health, or animal nutrition, among others.
  • Dietitian: A dietitian is an expert in dietetics; that is, human nutrition and the regulation of diet. They have a university degree, professional license, and certification for professional practice.

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Short Term Studies (Trade School)

  • Nutritional Therapist: A holistic approach to nutrition. This Career manages clients and assesses their body’s nutritional deficiencies, addresses those weaknesses through a properly prepared, whole food diet and lifestyle changes. To practice, you need a  Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) Certificate from the Nutritional Therapy Association. You can Earn this certificate after a 10 Month Course. For more information, CLICK Here  Tell them Pitmaster Vin sent you!
  • Health Coach: Health coaching is the use of evidence-based skillful conversation, clinical interventions and strategies to actively and safely engage client/patients in healthy behavior change, including lifestyle, fitness and exercise. With 6 months of Study, you can help individuals and families live a Healthier Life with a Certificate from FDN. Find out more CLICK HERE Health Coach Training Program
  • Functional Nutritionist / Health Detective: You’ve heard the term Food is medicine. The introduction of processed foods and other advanced technologies has left the general population with illnesses such as Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Leaky Gut, etc. This form of Nutritional Therapy focuses on the specific Function of Nutrition.   This Career choice enables people to help other people with specific Diagnosis get healthy. By teaching your Clients what to eat to improve their health, reduce their symptoms and reverse their disorders. An apple a day keeps the Doctor away, but How and Why? You can become a Health Detective in less than 6 months, obtain a Certificate and get Lab Support  (Functional Diagnosis). FDN helps you  investigate underlying causes of unwanted conditions including lifestyle, the environment and individual weak links in metabolism. Start the Course for No Cost by following this link CLICK HERE Send me the First Lesson Free

If you are interested in Learning the Basics of Functional Nutrition for your own Health, you can take the FREE Course by just Reading Online HERE 

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So, if you found an area in the Food Industry you are interested in , do your homework. Look online. Check the job boards.  The concepts of Pier to Table and Farm to Fork are here to stay.  Once you’re in it, you get it – for Life.

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