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Food Service Managers

1 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
$61000
No degree required
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Chefs and Head Cooks

Charlie McKenna from Lillie's Q, a Southern BBQ restaurant company
Chef Van Hurd from Citizen Chicken & Donuts
3 reviews
direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
$58740
Associate's degree
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Pastry Chefs

1 reviews
Pastry Chefs specialize in the creation and decoration of desserts, including pastries, cakes, and pies. They often work in bakeries or restaurants and are responsible for the dessert items on the menu.
$54300
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Food Stylists

The main responsibility of a Food Stylist is to present dishes in a way that makes them appear more appetizing. The work of a Food Stylist is typically used for advertising in commercials or magazines.
$51400
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Sommeliers

1 reviews
A Sommelier is a wine steward, responsible for helping restaurants and patrons select the right wine and food pairings. This job involves detailed knowledge of wine, beers, ales, and ciders.
$50400
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Food Critic

Food Critics write original reviews of food establishments, including everything from family restaurants and food trucks to diners and bars. Critics offer unbiased opinions of the quality of the meals, staff, and atmosphere.
$50000
No degree required
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Private Household Cooks

prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.
$46810
Post-secondary certificate
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Sous Chefs

1 reviews
The sous chef is always prepared to take over for the chef. In addition to preparing and cooking food, he or she needs to be familiar with the cooking style. The sous chef also oversees the kitchen staff, making their schedules and training them in cooking skills.
$45000
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Food Preparation Supervisors

directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
$37880
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Bakers

Kurt Anderson from Pretty Great Cheesecake
5 reviews
mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.
$31060
No degree required
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Cake Decorators

A Cake Decorator makes fancy cakes and baked goods for customers. Their main job duties include baking cakes and decorating them using specialized cake decorating tools and equipment.
$30300
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Institution and Cafeteria Cooks

prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.
$29940
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Restaurant Cooks

prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
$29530
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Bartenders

Clay the Bartender from
Abby Hau from
Daniel Chamberlain from OurTeaZone
4 reviews
mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.
$28910
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Baristas

Mike James from Starbucks
Nick H from Starbucks
Natasha Tatton from BReD
4 reviews
prepare or serve specialty coffee or other beverages. Serve food such as baked goods or sandwiches to patrons.
$28910
No degree required
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Waiters and Waitresses

Ruaan Nel from Holiday Inn
1 reviews
take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.
$27470
No degree required
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Short Order Cooks

prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables.
$27030
No degree required
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Food Preparation Workers

perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
$26820
No degree required
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Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants

facilitate food service. Clean tables; remove dirty dishes; replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food; and serve items such as water, condiments, and coffee to patrons.
$26300
No degree required
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Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses

1 reviews
welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.
$24800
No degree required
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Deli Workers

serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table.
$24540
No degree required
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Fast Food Cooks

prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.
$24300
No degree required
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Careers in Food Science

Food Scientists and Technologists

Kirsten Kehlet from The Better Meat Co
1 reviews
use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
$80190
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Food Science Technicians

perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products.
$45920
No degree required
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Careers in Nutrition

Naturopathic Physicians

Michael Smith N.D. BHSC (Naturopathy) from Planet Naturopath
1 reviews
diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases using a system of practice that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals. May use physiological, psychological or mechanical methods. May also use natural medicines, prescription or legend drugs, foods, herbs, or other natural remedies.
$218850
Doctoral degree
High job satisfaction
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Dietitians and Nutritionists

Harland Adkins from
Filipa Bellette, PhD from Chris & Filly Functional Medicine
2 reviews
plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.
$64150
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Dietetic Technicians

assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.
$32920
No degree required
Strong job growth
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