Research and Development

Do you enjoy experimenting with ingredients and coming up with new recipes? Are you more likely to set trends than follow them? Then a job in culinary research and development may be tailor made for you. Working for a food manufacturer, you’ll develop new products and product lines, evaluate ingredients, and ensure current products meet company standards for flavor and quality. You can also develop and test recipes in the test kitchens of trade and consumer magazines. Along with creativity and inventiveness, you’ll need a working knowledge of food chemistry and a pulse on what’s hot in the consumer market.