Many high school students think hotel management course are limited to f & b management and housekeeping but least did they know about the variant opportunities of this industry. If you have a knack for delighting taste buds and at the same time would prefer journalism as graduation course, you should be surprised to know that certain renowned hotel management institutes offer food journalism courses.
Though many people take food journalism as a chef, but there are other career options of food journalism:
- • Restaurant Food critic expert
- • Nutrition writer
- • Food photography
- • Culinary Author
- • Professor
Check out the benefits of taking up food journalism as a subject:
• Since people’s indulgence in gastronomy is quite popular many small and big joints hire food critic experts, to review their restaurant and rate their service. These reviews are further published on social media networks, magazines and other media channels for further advertisements. The critic expert gets to taste a wide range of preparations and write about the taste and quality.
• If you are a health freak you should definitely try your luck as nutrition writer as there are quite a few nutrition writers available and this job is of high demand. But, the only thing you need to know other than healthy recipes, it is about food science and health effects of the nutrition food.
• Nowadays if you open the newspaper you will find many reviews, rating and pictures of the different restaurants and food platters, so if photography is one of your hidden passion, it's time to unleash and try your career in the same field.
• For people who are completely gastronomical and have a fair sense of creativity in trying new recipes, can write their recipes and preparation techniques on different blogging network. Comments and views can get you media exposure, so, on the other hand, you can always write down a recipe book and take up a career as a culinary author.
• You can also take up teaching as your profession in this hospitality industry, but for that, you need to have an M.Sc. in hospitality. Once you have a degree you can take classes for undergraduate students, or even take special classes for home science students.
Food media courses are pretty new to this industry and recently it is gaining popularity on different channels, media related workshop, media contests etc. If you are a foodie person being a food critic should be a dream job for you, especially when you get an exposure from both the industry. Moreover, if you possess the good skill and knowledge about the food you can become a renowned food journalist, as of now this opportunity is not at all saturated and has much wider opportunities to explore.