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Careers in Food

Careers involving a degree in Food Studies are as diverse and plentiful as the foods you'll find in San Francisco.  Here are some examples:

Advertising Account Coordinator
Consumer Strategist
Cookbook Publicist
Culinary Consultant
Director of Culinary Development
Director of Online Sales
Director of Product Development
Event Planner
Food Critic
Food Entrepreneur
Food Futurist
Food Historian
Food Journalist: food exposés, culinary tourism, food policy, sustainable agriculture, food science
Food Product Developer
Logistics Specialist
Marketing & Communications Consultant
Marketing Manager 
Nutritional Consultant 
Public Relations Consultant 
Recipe Editor 
Restaurant Consultant 
Sales Assistant 
Social Media Coordinator 
Travel Writer 
Writing Coach

In addition, a graduate of the program could work for a non-profit organization as a programs officer, researcher, grant writer, communications officer, or in any capacity, really. In addition she could work in city government as a food policy specialist, as a journalist writing about these subjects, as a diversity officer for a large food manufacturer/retailer, or even as a social entrepreneur whose business addresses food justice/access.

Food industry leaders believe that a master's degree in Food Studies will prepare students for professional success.

"As food writing continues to gain popularity and respect, a competitive edge is vital for success. University of the Pacific's new Food Studies master's degree program will teach food historians, journalists, and anthropologists the skills they need to rise to the top of their fields."
- Celia Sack, owner, Omnivore Books  

"For four generations, our family-owned corporation has chosen employees who understand the food industry from all angles. The new Master of Arts degree in Food Studies at University of the Pacific is sound preparation for anyone serious about a career in the food and wine sector."
- Robert J. Corkern, President, Klein Bros.; Managing Partner, Klein Family Farms; Partner, Rodney Strong Vineyards

"The Lagorio Family of Companies has been growing, packing and shipping the finest quality products for more than 60 years, and today includes divisions devoted to international marketing, specialty products, farming, and land and farm equipment leasing. University of the Pacific's new Master of Arts degree in Food Studies provides a curriculum that allows students to develop the knowledge and critical thinking skills that we look for in hiring the people who fuel our success."
- Kathleen Lagorio Janssen, CEO, Lagorio Family of Companies