Opening Your Own Bakery

Do you have a baking addiction and would also like to turn it into a profitable business? It can be a very lucrative idea, especially if you are a skilled baker and have exceptional entrepreneurial skills. To make your bakery business profitable in this industry, you need to understand how to plan and effectively run the company. To generate enough revenue in order to stay in business, planning is very essential. The following steps will help you to learn how to open your own bakery.

Decide On The Type Of Bakery

First thing you will need to do is choose the type of bakery you would like to open and what kinds of baked goods you want to sell.

As for types of bakery you have several options. Your bakery can sell only baked goods or you can additionally sell coffee and sandwiches. You can open a bakery as just a shop or with a seating area for customers. It can also be an online service of baked goods delivery and you can start a home-based baking business.

Choose the baked goods you want to sell. Do you want them to be conventional, organic, vegan or gluten-free?

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Research the Local Competition

Before starting out any business, one of the first things on the list is research of competition and demand for the product or service. In your local area do some research to see if the people would be ready to buy your baked goods. Also check the competition. Is it over-competitive in your area? If not, think of what you can do to stand out. For example, open a bakery with specialty baked goods. Also offer a seating area, where the visitors could enjoy them with coffee.

Write a Thorough Business Plan

The business plan should contain all the details on the calculated costs of the location, equipment, staff, taxes, marketing and supplies. Determine who will be managing the business, your marketing strategy and how you will finance the business. Then determine the profit you plan to make in the first couple of years by projecting the costs against the projected income. To help you with the financial part of the business plan, you might need help of an accountant to make sure that no expenses are overlooked.

Find the Perfect Location For Your Bakery

Research the areas of your city and select a location where you could have many potential customers. The ideal location should be easily accessible, shoudn’t have any zoning guidelines, has plenty of traffic passing through and meets all the safety requirements.

Register Your Business

Before opening the bakery you will need to register your business with the city. To sell the bakes goods you will also need a sales permit. Check with the state’s health services department.

Get and Install the Equipment

Depending on the baked goods you will be selling, determine the equipment you will need. You will need a commercial oven, mixer, commercial blender and more. Make sure that you buy all the professional equipment that is safe and up to the code.

Determine the Menu and the Ingredients

Develop you standard menu. Calculate the ingredients and how much you will need for each of the items on the menu. Find suppliers and buy enough materials.

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Hire Employees

Make sure that the staff you hire is friendly, trustworthy and efficient at work.

Advertise

Place an ad in a local newspaper and online, and give out flyers.

You are ready to open!

How To Become a Chef?

If you are passionate about cooking and would like to make it your profession, then consider becoming a chef. The career of a chef can be really rewarding, but the path to becoming one is also not that easy. It involves long hours and there’s heavy competition. But as a chef you will have the opportunity to run a kitchen or you could go further and run a restaurant. To start your career as a chef, you will need the following education and experience.  Continue Reading

Staying Healthy With the Foods You Eat

Our health greatly depends on the foods we eat. But healthy eating does not mean following strict dietary limitations or avoiding the foods that you love. Eating healthy is more about the foods that give you energy and make you feel great. By following some simple health-building principles you can achieve looking your best and feeling great. Continue Reading

Simple Kiddie Snacks That Will Make You The Talk Of Toddler Town

As I was sitting with my niece on our swing at her home porch, I came up with a great idea for a post. There are some wonderful things that I like to prepare for little kids when they come over, whether it’s for my niece and nephew or maybe some friends who have kids of their own. I don’t think I’ve ever had any posts about foods for the little ones so here are some great ideas that you can whip up pretty easily the next time you’re expecting a visit.

Apple Smiles

My mom used to make these when we were growing up and they’re excellent for breaking the ice for a kid you just met. We read about them in a small picture book called Kids Snacks back in the day but they are just as easily accessible on Pinterest these days. Cut an apple into two small slices. These will be our lips! All that is left is to spread some peanut butter on each side and then grab a few small marshmallows to stick onto the slices and voila–apple smiles! Easy as pie…

PBJ Sushi

A fun way to serve an old classic is with some PBJ sushi bites. Take a slice of bread and remove the crusts. Proceed to fashion long, rectangular strips. These will be our sushi roll-ups. Spread some peanut butter and jelly (choose whichever flavor you like or use more than one for multi-color sushi) along the bread strips and then roll up into appetizing sushi! Perfect for when there are friends over… you can always count on a curious parent or two to give you a call asking about the PBJ sushi you served to their kid.

NOTE: For either of the preparations above, substitute peanut butter with Nutella for some delicious choco delights! Fantastic!

Creative Gelatin Molds

There’s always room for Jello, right? Well, it’s also super easy to make and will look super impressive to the average toddler as long as you serve it in cool, awesome shapes! Take a trip to your local department store and search for some great novelty ice cube trays or anything similar that you may want to use as a mold. Prepare the your Jello (or any other gelatin product) into the tray by mixing the crystals into some hot, filtered water. I always filter my water at home with one of these bad boys. Throw that tray into the fridge and you’ll be ready to serve up some funny shapes to your little guests whenever they happen to come around.

PROTIP: These trays will also be very useful for making some Jello shots for the grown-ups!

Conclusion: Some Happy Kids!

Kids are super easy to please and with a little creativity, you can be sure that your children will be the envy of all their friends when everyone finds out all about the awesome snacks mom prepares for them. I love writing about food in general (I’m sure any of you have noticed that by now) so I’ll spend some time with my niece on her porch swing again and try to come up with some more ideas for you all.

Take your reputation to the next level with some of these super simple kiddie snacks today!

Best Meat Might Be the Meat You Hunt

I have recently been doing some research about wild game and I am very intrigued by the health benefits. Because the animals are constantly active and eat a natural diet the meat is much leaner and higher in Omega 3, Iron and Zinc. You also don’t have to worry about things like antibiotics or steroids in your meat. I am heading up to Winnipeg, Manitoba for Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. My friends who live there will be preparing wild turkey for me.

My Canadian friends are avid hunters and they have both bows and shotguns. This wild turkey we will be eating was shot with a bow and arrow as that is the hunting season that is on right now. They are gearing up for rifle season though and they have also promised to teach me how to fire a gun. They have targets set up in their back field. They also said I could help with reloading ammunition. I didn’t even know what that was so I looked it up. It is when you reload the spent casings using a combination of bullets, and gun powder. There is even a loading press that you can use to make the whole process easier. It is a good practice for saving money on ammunition especially if you do a lot of target shooting which they have been in the recent weeks. I have been told I will be the one responsible for using the reloading press.

The Thanksgiving weekend was a success. I learned how to fire a gun, and reload ammunition with the reloading press. I spent a lot of time with their adorable five year old and my friend and her husband are fantastic cooks.

We had frittata for breakfast the first day made with fresh eggs from their chickens, fresh herbs and vegetables from their garden, and really tasty venison sausage left over from last year’s hunting season. The only thing from the store was the cheese. We had a light lunch of a homemade minestrone soup and sour dough bread. For dinner we had homemade fish and chips made with potatoes from the garden and fish that had been caught locally. My friend also made homemade coleslaw and tartar sauce to go along with it.

For breakfast the second day we had waffles with whipping cream and a berry sauce from berries they had picked in their field. For lunch we had a hotdog roast outside complete with homemade relish and pickles. For dinner that night my friend roasted a duck that they had shot the previous year. It was fantastic I have no idea what she put in the sauce and she won’t divulge the information.

On the Monday we had our main Thanksgiving meal as a lunch. My friend really outdid herself. The wild turkey was cooked to perfection and really juicy. She also had roasted potatoes, potato salad, a tossed green salad, brussels sprouts cooked with bacon and wild mushrooms, gravy, and a stuffing made with spicy venison sausage wild rice and mushrooms. For dessert we had homemade pumpkin cheesecake.

My Trip to Asturias – Beaches, Cheeses and Juices!

” class=”alignleft” width=”300″ />There has been a lot of research and studies that show that having regular holidays are essential to maintaining your health and well-being. You might think that a visit to somewhere as beautiful and inspiring as Asturias would be enough to deliver you that health-beneficial boost, any in many ways it is. Simply having a change of scene, getting out of your normal routine, will definitely reduce your stress levels and help you to put things in perspective. But there is a bit more to it than that. Here are a few hints and tips and bits of advice on how to make sure that you return from your holiday just a little bit healthier than when you started.
 

Get plenty of exercise

For many people, the idea of a perfect holiday is just to go somewhere where you can sit and do nothing. If that’s what you’re looking for then there are plenty of options for you in Asturias – sit on beaches of Lanes, Ribadesella, Gijon, or Cudilero, grab a long cool drink and watch the waves roll in. While sitting on a beach doing nothing is definitely good for your mental health, it’s important to also get some physical exercise on your holiday. It doesn’t have to be anything too strenuous, but just getting your heart rate up for thirty minutes each day will definitely be good for your overall health. Why not head to the Picos de Europa national park or the Covadonga Lakes to go for a walk, get some fresh air and enjoy some of the stunning scenery of this beautiful part of the world that is known as “Green Spain”.
 

Keep an eye on your diet

Asturias is famous for its food and you are going to want to try it all on your holiday here. Apart from the ultra-fresh seafood, there are traditional local specialties such as cabrales cheese, the bean stew known as fabada, and also the incredibly delicious cider made from local apples. While it’s great to be able to treat yourself, indulge a little, and relax and enjoy the local cuisine, you also need to keep an eye on what you’re eating to make sure that you’re not eating too much and that you’re keeping some balance to your diet. One of the best ways to make sure that you are getting all of the essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs is to start each day with a glass of fresh juice. If your accommodation in Asturias doesn’t come equipped with a juicer, it’s really easy just to pack your own – there’s some really innovative portable juicers now available. Visit The juicer fanatics for juicer reviews of the best juicers to bring along with you for your next vacation.
 

Keep your mind active

Staying healthy is not just about the body, make sure you keep your mind active too – the cultural monuments of Asturias will give you some great insights into the history and people of this region. Museums, cliff walks, and loads of local culture – take your pic!
 

The ancient, fascinating and beautiful Principality of Asturias. My one tip for you if you are considering going; Make it a memorable holiday but also make it a healthy holiday.

Best Meat Might Be the Meat You Hunt

I have recently been doing some research about wild game and I am very intrigued by the health benefits. Because the animals are constantly active and eat a natural diet the meat is much leaner and higher in Omega 3, Iron and Zinc. You also don’t have to worry about things like antibiotics or steroids in your meat. I am heading up to Winnipeg, Manitoba for Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. My friends who live there will be preparing wild turkey for me.

My Canadian friends are avid hunters and they have both bows and shotguns. This wild turkey we will be eating was shot with a bow and arrow as that is the hunting season that is on right now. They are gearing up for rifle season though and they have also promised to teach me how to fire a gun. They have targets set up in their back field. They also said I could help with reloading ammunition. I didn’t even know what that was so I looked it up. It is when you reload the spent casings using a combination of bullets, and gun powder. There is even a loading press that you can use to make the whole process easier. It is a good practice for saving money on ammunition especially if you do a lot of target shooting which they have been in the recent weeks. I have been told I will be the one responsible for using the reloading press.

The Thanksgiving weekend was a success. I learned how to fire a gun, and reload ammunition with the reloading press. I spent a lot of time with their adorable five year old and my friend and her husband are fantastic cooks.

We had frittata for breakfast the first day made with fresh eggs from their chickens, fresh herbs and vegetables from their garden, and really tasty venison sausage left over from last year’s hunting season. The only thing from the store was the cheese. We had a light lunch of a homemade minestrone soup and sour dough bread. For dinner we had homemade fish and chips made with potatoes from the garden and fish that had been caught locally. My friend also made homemade coleslaw and tartar sauce to go along with it.

For breakfast the second day we had waffles with whipping cream and a berry sauce from berries they had picked in their field. For lunch we had a hotdog roast outside complete with homemade relish and pickles. For dinner that night my friend roasted a duck that they had shot the previous year. It was fantastic I have no idea what she put in the sauce and she won’t divulge the information.

On the Monday we had our main Thanksgiving meal as a lunch. My friend really outdid herself. The wild turkey was cooked to perfection and really juicy. She also had roasted potatoes, potato salad, a tossed green salad, brussels sprouts cooked with bacon and wild mushrooms, gravy, and a stuffing made with spicy venison sausage wild rice and mushrooms. For dessert we had homemade pumpkin cheesecake.

Food and Hunting

As a child we always ate venison in the winter months, because my dad was an avid hunter. I distinctly remember not like the taste too much at first, and then I started to like it. In the fall and winter months by father would set in tree stands for hours scouting out the perfect deer to bring home to our family. As I grew older I was also able to head out to the woods with my father and quickly became the tom boy who loved hunting. My father made sure I had the perfect bow and taught me all about bow length, recoil and other necessary tips before ever heading out into the woods and made sure I knew the ins and outs of a good bow before ever heading to our tree stand.

Now as an adult, I have continued the work ethic and habits I learned as a young girl, and continue to love everything provided by mother nature. Many will argue there are numerous negatives to consuming food from hunted game that hunting is barbaric, and others still will argue it is inhuman to kill animals unnecessarily. I propose to each person who reads this blog, perhaps there is another side to looking at hunting and that hunting is actually a way countless American’s keep food on their tables and meat in their kids bellies.

Some of the more positive sides of hunting/gathering one’s own food include:

  • The food comes without a package – prepackaged food tends to come complete with other chemicals and additives to ensure the food does not become stale. Prepackaged food is often times processed and includes a lot of “fillers” which are unnatural and have proven to be less nutritious than unprocessed foods. By hunting and gathering your own food you can see firsthand where the food was grown, how it was raised, etc. and have more control over what is actually going into your body.
  • There is less waste – when you only plant which fruits and vegetables you, and your family, eat there tends to be far less waste and food items ending up in the trash. If you are a hunter and know your family does not like to eat venison, but loves to eat turkey, you know what time of the year to hunt, how many turkeys you need to hunt in order to have enough food for the winter, and do not waste your time, money, or energy hunting other sources of food.
  • Hunting and gather can save families a lot of money – by hunting and gathering items which are found readily in nature, it helps keep a families budget intact and eliminate a lot of shopping trips to the grocery store. All you need to do to get started is to buy a bow or a good and inexpensive crossbow and some arrows. Planting a garden can be done for pennies on the dollar when compared to how much fresh produce costs from the grocery store or produce stand. While hunting game may require some time and patients, it also saves a family a great deal at the grocery store and the meat can be frozen and stored for later use.

Ultimately, whether one finds themselves on either side of the debate, hunting and gather has been a way of survival for generations and generations of people. Our family is nature and animal lovers and while we may hunt, it does not lessen our love for animals at all –in fact, it heightens our appreciation and love for animals. One of the first lessons my dad taught me as a young girl is to appreciate the animals provided for your dinner and to treat them with love, respect and dignity. We do not kill, or condone, the killing of animals for the sake of merely killing them – we hunt because it is a way our family can keep food in our freezers and ensure we have enough to eat throughout the cold barren winters. We hunt because it is a time our family bonds together and comes together to appreciate what this great land has given to us and continue to provide for us.

Hotels that Put Chains to Shame

It’s time to ditch those chain hotels. They’re boring, unimaginative, cookie-cutter, samey, you get the idea. There’s just no personality, no matter how posh the décor or how lavish the surroundings. My proposal? Go for boutique instead.

But you don’t have to take my word for it – I’m going to give you 3 examples of stunning boutique hotels that are independently owned and far superior to the chain experience. They’re all completely different and will leave you wondering why you’ve kept persisting with your Hiltons and Sheratons.

Whitepod Hotel (Les Giettes, Switzerland)

Is it possible to have a hotel that offers both luxury and is environmentally friendly at the same time? Many hotels have tried it, but the quintessential dormitory for the high-class eco traveller is the Whitepod Hotel.

It may sound simple, but combining a low carbon footprint with the indulgence we’ve become accustomed to is not easy. The Whitepod Hotel somehow manages, giving guests incredible views over the Alps, king-sized beds, and fully equipped bathrooms. With a wood-burning stove and a terrace, you have everything you need for a romantic trip away that won’t leave you feeling guilty.

Rosebery Hotel Jesmond (Newcastle, UK)

Situated in the northeast of England, this hotel is the perfect example of boutique chic. The owner was recently featured on ‘Your Home in Their Hands‘, an interior design show courtesy of the BBC. And considering what’s harboured within her hotel in Newcastle, we’re not at all surprised that she was picked.

The hotel’s furniture is unique, well crafted, and of superb quality. Inspired by French design ideals, all of the items have been sourced from independent companies or are 100% up-cycled by the owner. It’s a fantastic example of why we need to reject the cookie-cutter approach taken by many hotels out there – the IKEA-clad bedroom doesn’t exactly scream class.

The Rosebery Hotel in Jesmond is unlike anything else we’ve seen when it comes to shabby-chic. If you’re looking for a lesson in how to grab old furniture and give it a new lease of life, this is the place you want to be. Or if you’re looking for a relaxing weekend in a luxury setting – either will do!

The Hobbit Motel (Otorohanga, New Zealand)

If you’re a fan of the Tolkien classic, then this motel should be a mandatory addition to your bucket list. The motel is in Woodlyn Park in Waitomo, right bang in the middle of Middle Earth Country. New Zealand is where the trilogy was filmed and once you experience the scenery, you’ll know exactly why.

The motel isn’t exactly luxury, but were sure that Bilbo and Frodo weren’t used to that either. Each and every unit is self-contained, including kitchen and bathroom facilities – so you have everything you need for a memorable journey to Middle Earth.

And that’s just a minuscule sample size compared to what’s out there. Independent hotels are taking the competition from chain hotels head-on, not giving up without a fight. Next time you hop online to make your next booking, go for something a little more unique than last time.

How to Pair Coffee with Food – A Beginner’s Guide

There is no doubt about how much we on this planet love our coffee!

It is an essential part of the day for some, while others enjoy this versatile beverage, hot or cold, as more of an occasional treat. As well as drinking coffee on its own, it can be paired with certain foods, in order to form many different complementary combinations.

Coffee comes in far more than one style, and more consumers are beginning to understand its versatility. Just as lovers of fine wine appreciate many different nuances of their favorite drinks, coffee fanatics can find a seemingly never-ending stream of ways to enjoy their favorite, energy-boosting beverage.

A Coffee for Every Meal

Most people are aware of the delightful pairing of coffee and cake, or coffee and cookies, but these matches are just the beginning. If you are eager to delve further into the realm of coffee and food pairing, start with some of the following combinations.

Chocolate

This one is fairly obvious, but this guide would not be complete without this irresistible group of pairings.

Smooth and light coffees should be matched with the more delicate flavors of light milk chocolates. Chocolate-based foods that are too bold might overpower your brew; remember that light and airy is the goal here. A subtle, well-rounded Colombian coffee should go well with milk chocolate, or you could try an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.

If you are after something a little more bold, try a fuller beverage, like an Indonesian coffee. These are best matched with dark chocolates, as they will be too strong to pair with something light. Chocolate that is at least 60 percent cocoa, dark brownies, or even chocolate fudge, are delightful with a full-bodied coffee.

Breakfast

To many people, coffee is an essential – and maybe the most important – part of each morning routine. Finding the perfect coffee and breakfast combination can really put a sparkle in any tired eye.

For sweeter breakfast foods, such as donuts and pancakes, it is best to choose a coffee that has lighter, fruitier, flavors. Avoid anything too heavy, or strong in taste, as it can harshen sweet foods.

Nicaraguan coffee goes well with oatmeal cookies, oatmeal, maple bars, or coffee cakes.

If you are an advocate of quick and light breakfasts, such as cereal, toast, and basic muffins, it is best to select a smooth, simple-tasting coffee. Something with too much “zing” will not match simple, light foods.

Traditional, savory morning meals, such as omelets, bacon and eggs, or quiches, require a more bold style of coffee for the ideal pairing. If you like heavier, or darker, coffees, these are the breakfast foods to enjoy them with.

Heavier Meals

While many people see it as a breakfast, brunch, or snack sort of drink, it is easy to find the right coffee to go with more hefty meals.

Soups and salads could never go with coffee, could they? While it is true that most coffees are unsuited to pair with these foods, there are some daring flavor combinations to choose from. Try a dry, light type of coffee; it might take a little trial-and-error, but it is worth it, as you will then be able to partake of your favorite caffeinated beverage with a greater range of meals.

Asian flavors are actually suited to Ethiopian types of coffee. This unlikely flavor duo, from around the world, will surprise most people, but it is really quite delicious. This pairing is great when the food contains lemon, or lemongrass, such as Thai lemon chicken.

The common meal of meat and potatoes goes well with a Sumatran coffee, with tinges of smoky flavor, that emphasize the savory tastes. If you are having hash browns for breakfast, Sumatran coffee is also a good choice.

Jave goes well with soft cheeses, hash browns, mushrooms, or simple breads with extra virgin olive oil.

Yemen coffees are ideal with pita breads, baba ghanoush, and rice pilaf.

Experiment and Explore

Just as with wine and food pairing, there are no “rules” for what will, and will not, go together. The best way to find the perfect cup of coffee for each meal is to try them together.

This sort of experimentation might yield interesting, and even some quite unpleasant, results. However, exploration is the only true way to discover what suits your individual taste buds.

Food for Healthier Heroes

There are many uncertainties in your daily job as a police officer or a firefighter. The only certain thing about it is that you’ll get pretty hungry throughout your shift. Unfortunately, you usually have very limited access to what you can eat, due to your busy and hectic schedule.

For you to perform at your best in all situations, emergency or not, you’ll have to be cognizant of what you put into your bodies, because what you eat can have great adverse effect on your health. Just like the analogy says: would you put cheap fuel into a Lamborghini if you owned one? So why would you do that to your body, filling it up with junk food is the same as putting cheap fuel in to a Lamborghini. Being at optimal health is a must for all firefighters and police officers like you.

What are the best foods and diets for you guys? Well the truth is, it’s really whatever fits best in your daily lives. It will be different for each and every one of you. For every meal, you should focus on eating the right kinds of meals that are loaded with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Doing so will help promote mental longevity, recovery, muscle growth, and cardiovascular and muscular endurance.

Have you ever taken a peek inside the kitchen of an elite athlete? I guarantee that you won’t see much variety of food in there. Why, because they eat the same thing over and over. The reason behind this is because they know for sure that these types of foods are the best for them, and don’t need to switch to anything else. Below are the types of food we recommend you start eating. Even if you’re the average Joe, these foods will help you.

The following foods on this list are make up the “Warrior Food Diet.” Filling your kitchen with these types of food will get you at optimal health in no time.

Protein

Did you know that most people don’t get enough protein in their diets? Eating very little protein hinders muscles from their repairing and building processes.

1. Eat Whole eggs. It’s best to look for free range, or cage free eggs that have omega 3 fats in them.

2. Eating lean meats like turkey, chicken, lean cuts of pork, wild game elk, and rabbits. Yes, I said rabbits.

Vegetables

Vegetables are loaded with minerals, fibers, and vitamins. Mom was on to something when she told us to eat all our vegetables. We just didn’t listen.

1. Eating tomatoes can help improve your vision and also help with connective tissue strength.

2. Eating spinach will help you get your K vitamin. This will also help you build stronger bones. This is very important when you start to get a bit older.

The current list you see above is a prefect list to start with. This is really for anyone who struggles with trying to find the right food and a balance meal. Focus on the food that are outlined and soon you’ll be moving towards a healthier body.

Careers In Food

If you have an interest in working in the food industry, there are plenty of career choices that you can choose from. Aside from the obvious choices of becoming a chef or working in a restaurant, there are many other exciting professions that are highly involved with food and nutrition. As we examine a few professions below, they may just be a great way of turning something you love into a rewarding career.

Catering Manager

Catering managers are responsible for a number of duties that include the managing of events, scheduling, supervision of food prep, service and even cleanup. They are also in charge taking care of contracts, planning menus, decorating, stocking of supplies and food and supervision of the staff. The catering manager is basically in charge of a catering operation, bringing in new clients and booking repeat customers as well. As a catering manager, you need to be well organized, have good communication and teamwork skills while being able to work with vendors, clients and other managers.

Clinical Dietitian

Clinical dietitians work to provide patients with nutritional institutions. Like other professionals working in the healthcare industry, clinical dietitians can be found working in hospitals, nursing homes and other health or medical institutions. They are responsible for assessing the nutritional needs of the patients and coming up with the proper nutrition program. They will evaluate the results and report to physicians or managers. Many clinical dietitians will often specialize in certain areas such as managing weight issues with overweight patients or working with diabetics and patients with kidney issues.

Food Stylist

Food stylists are responsible for making food look as attractive as possible. This can include misting, propping, arranging, torching, polishing and shellacking of food. Generally, food stylists work with photographers or producers to create visually appealing food displays for advertisements, magazines or commercials. While there are some culinary schools that do offer courses in food styling, most stylists learn the craft from other food stylists.

Nutritionist

Food is a big component when it comes to nutrition. However, it isn’t always easy to achieve the right balance between good food and good nutrition, especially when there are so many processed foods and fast food choices available. As a nutritionist, you will be responsible for teaching people how to incorporate healthy foods while bringing out the best of its flavor. Nutritionists offer people a career in a field that is quickly growing with the opportunity to help others, an ideal choice for foodies looking to make a difference.

Research Chef

If you have an interest in food that goes beyond just wanting to work in a restaurant, becoming a research chef may be the right profession for you. As a research chef, you will be creating and testing foods to see if they are market worthy. As chefs and food entrepreneurs get new ideas for food products, they are often sent to research chefs for some feedback and analysis. Oftentimes, research chefs are also presented with concepts or ideas and are responsible for developing an edible product.

While there are plenty of more traditional jobs related to food, these are a few of the more interesting and unique careers in the industry. So if you have a passion for food, know that there are plenty of options to choose from. You are not limited to being just a chef or restaurant owner if you want to work with food.