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


Bindura University of Science Education, Boland TVET College, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Coastal KZN TVET College, College of Cape Town , Durban University of Technology , Ekurhuleni West TVET College, International Hotel School, Kyambogo University, Maganjo Institute of Career Education, National University of Lesotho, North-West University, Open University of Tanzania, Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy CC, University of Johannesburg, University of Mauritius, University of Mpumalanga, University of Pretoria, University of Swaziland, University of Zambia, Vuselela TVET College

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