Food Studies

Career Opportunities

Food is a multibillion dollar annual industry; half of all meals are eaten outside the home, and 30 percent of all new food products are designed to meet nutritional goals.

Career opportunities in food-related professions are expanding rapidly. Employers increasingly seek university graduates with educational experience in liberal arts, food, nutrition, and management.
You can use your major in Food Studies to enter food professions where knowledge of food and beverage, food ingredients, the use of food, and the role of food in society are at a premium. The program also prepares you to continue on for advanced graduate study in such areas as humanities, social and behavioral science, and management fields.

If you complete your studies in Global Public Health/Food Studies, you can also use your education as a step to becoming a public health professional and focus on developing policies and programs that:

  • Prevent disease
  • Promote health in neighborhoods, schools, communities, and in government
  • Examine how to deliver services
  • Improve environments
  • Equip people with information to protect their own health

Our graduates have obtained entry-level positions in the following fields:

  • Public relations and advertising
  • Food writing and journalism
  • Food styling
  • Food photography
  • Catering
  • Restaurants
  • Research
  • Consultant firms
  • Test kitchens
  • Food product development
  • Food and beverage operations
  • Education
  • Food-focused internet sites
  • Non-profit organizations

Recent graduates now hold the following positions:

  • Program Manager, Institute of Culinary Education Management Program
  • Community Food Education Program Manager, Just Food
  • Research Chef, T. Hasegawa USA
  • Editorial Intern, Saveur Magazine