A UK company is offering someone $66,000 a year to travel the world discovering new foods, all expenses included
Discovering new foods is the best part of travelling in the eyes of many.
If trying exotic cuisines and interesting dishes is always the highlight of any trip abroad, prepare to hand in your notice as your dream job may have just come up.
A UK social enterprise is looking to hire a “Director of Taste” who will spend their time travelling the world and trying new foods, before reporting back on their discoveries to the company.
Oh, and the successful candidate will be paid a salary of £50,000 ($66,000), with all travel, accommodation, and food expenses covered, as well as 28 days of annual leave.
Vibrant Vegan Co. is a new plant-based food subscription service which works closely with children’s charity War Child to tackle child hunger in war zones across the world — while you don’t have to be vegan to take on the “Director of Taste” role, they’ll have to focus on solely plant-based ingredients when working.
The job will involve spending up to four months at a time visiting countries such as India, China, Turkey, Chile, Mexico, and Japan, discovering new, exotic ingredients, and recipes for the company to incorporate into its products.
Working a 35-hour week, the candidate will also be expected to help set up overseas partnerships to source the new ingredients they find.
You will need some specific experience in order to apply, though — the company says candidates must be suitably qualified with at least three years’ experience in the food business or as a chef.
There’ll be a rigorous interview process as well as full background checks, and candidates will also be asked to complete an in-house taste test to see if their palette is “up to scratch.”
“We are always on the hunt for new talent, because I’m a firm believer that it’s the people that make a successful company,” said Iain Burke-Hamilton, founder of Vibrant Vegan Co.
“However, I don’t think we’ve ever recruited for a job this exciting before. This is a very unique and rewarding job but despite its extensive perks, we acknowledge it’s also very demanding.
“There are hundreds of ingredients and recipes across the world that haven’t been presented to the UK consumer, so we hope our new recruit will be able to inspire some new and tasty recipes for our vegan ready meal offering.
“I believe innovation is at the heart food, so I want someone with an innovative and creative mind to help us build on our current recipes.”
See the full job description and apply here.