Culinary Strategy Consultant

Help clients grow their food business with your sharp marketing skills.

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Salary Range
$33,000 – $111,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Culinary Strategy Consultants do?

Foodies around the world, rejoice! Restaurant Owners, Specialty Food Buyers, and Chefs are rejoicing already, because they know that the culinary world is an exciting explosion of talent, experimentation, and super-quality food selections.

But creating great food and making a business out of it are two very different skills. That’s where the specialized talents of Culinary Strategy Consultants come into the kitchen. Culinary Strategy Consultants combine their passion for food with their knowledge of marketing and business practices to offer up advice on everything from restaurant location to recipe development.

As a Culinary Strategy Consultant, you work with a range of culinary professionals. From the startup cupcake shop to the major frozen food corporation, you put your skills to work. And each job flexes different muscles in your repertoire of talents.

Most companies come to you looking for ways to improve or grow their business. That might mean making changes to the menu, revamping the dining area, rebranding the company, or keeping an eye out for potential food company take-overs.

Whether you’re considering a major makeover or the simple incorporation of local shrimp into a meal, you never go in uneducated. With your background in business and culinary arts, you track food industry trends, perform market research, and run the numbers so your advice is always right for the circumstance at hand.

Should I be a Culinary Strategy Consultant?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Food Strategy Consultant

    How to Become a
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