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.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy working with food
  • be creative and innovative
  • outgoing personality
  • be eloquent
  • able to communicate and liaise with the public tactfully

How to Enter

Schooling & School Subjects

  • National Senior Certificate meeting degree requirements for a degree course
  • National Senior Certificate meeting diploma requirements for a diploma course
Each institution has its own entry requirements.

Because entry requirements differ from one course to another, the requirements of the specific course in which you are interested should be checked.

What to Study

Degree: BSc Food Science - US, UP, UV

Diploma: Food Technology, Hospitality Management - CUT, CPUT, TUT, DUT, VUT, UJ and most TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) Colleges.


  • large food and appliance companies
  • manufacturing industries
  • food retailers and distributors
  • food media

Further Information

SA Association for Food Science & Technology
Box 4507, Durban, 4000, South Africa
Tel: (031) 368-8000

Getting Started

  • practise cooking and reading up about different kinds of food
  • speak to a food consultant about this career

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