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In the age of the celebrity chef, the thousands of men and women working behind the scenes in the food industry often go unnoticed. For every Michelin-starred tasting menu or drool-inducing Instagram feed, there are plenty of thankless jobs and unsung heroes. Food is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The chefs, restaurateurs, and food stylists involved are just the tip of iceberg when it comes to putting food on the table. There are also goatherds, fish scalers, and turkey inseminators ensuring that dinner makes it onto your plate.
If you’re considering a career in food, think outside the box (and the bun) and consider one of these odd jobs. Perhaps your social media skills could be put to use on a dairy farm. Imagine all the cheese you could Instagram!
Illustrated by Isabel Castillo.