Food Consultant

Food consultants are specialists in food and its preparation and have a good knowledge of nutrition, food science, food marketing and promotion. They are food experts orientated towards the consumer.

Their duties may include: answering consumer queries about food; developing products and recipes for the food production industry; food styling and photography; television productions and demonstrations; and writing about the products for the media, such as articles for magazines and newspapers.


  • large food and appliance companies

  • manufacturing industries

  • food retailers and distributors

  • food media

Getting Started

  • practise cooking and reading up about different kinds of food

  • speak to a food consultant about this career


Boland TVET College, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Coastal KZN TVET College, College of Cape Town , Durban University of Technology , Ekurhuleni West TVET College, North-West University, University of Johannesburg, University of Mpumalanga, University of Pretoria, Vuselela TVET College

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