Unique careers for foodies

If you are thinking about studying Commercial Cookery, you might be interested to learn about some of the more unusual job opportunities in the industry.

A qualification in Commercial Cookery provides a number of career opportunities. While many graduates will go on to work in restaurants, hotels, bakeries or catering companies, there are a range of other options available. Read on to find out more about some unusual careers available to those with a passion for food.

Food photographer

Food photography is ideal for individuals who have an interest in the aesthetic appeal of food, but it is important to know that you will need some professional photography training to embark on a career in this competitive field. As a food photographer, you may have the opportunity to work on editorial or commercial shoots or to collaborate on recipe books. You might also consider starting your own food blog as a means of showcasing your work to a wide audience.

Food truck owner

Food trucks have gained popularity in many cities around the world and offer a fun business opportunity for individuals who have qualified with a course in Commercial Cookery. As a food truck owner, you will need to learn some important business knowledge and good customer service and communication skills are key. Embarking on work in this type of business provides one with the opportunity to come up with creative menus that will appeal to a broad range of people.

Cooking instructor

Cooking instructors teach the art and science of cooking, including various techniques, food preparation skills and different types of cuisine. Best suited to those who have some experience in the food industry, a job as a cooking instructor may allow you to work in various spaces, including culinary schools and colleges, high schools, and even restaurants, hotels or stores that offer cooking classes. As a cooking instructor, you will need to be patient and enjoy working with others.

Food stylist

If you have a passion for food, you will know that flavour is key when it comes to serving up crowd-pleasing dishes. But, it’s equally important that dishes look good too, particularly in a day and age where visual appeal plays an important role in the success of a business. Food stylists work in the aesthetics of food, often for commercial and editorial projects. They may also work with clients like restaurant owners, speciality food stores, supermarkets and book publishers during photo shoots to make sure that food looks beautiful.

Molecular gastronomist

The food industry has become an increasingly exciting space in recent years, and more and more chefs are having fun with ingredients and taking their dishes to innovative new levels. Molecular gastronomy involves a combination of chemistry and cooking to experiment with flavours and textures in food. Some unique creations include menu items like fruit foams, vinegar pearls, smoking drinks and edible gels.

If you would like to find out more about our courses in Commercial Cookery, please take a look here. Our Commercial Cookery students are given the unique opportunity to combine work and learning when they study at Kenvale College. This allows them to learn from industry professionals both on campus and in a real workspace. This industry experience combined with the knowledge gained throughout each course makes our students particularly attractive to future employers.

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