Taste samples of food or beverages to determine palatability of product.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Tasters do?
Tastes samples of food or beverages to determine palatability of product or to prepare blending formulas: Cooks or brews small lots of beverages or other food products and tastes product to determine grade, approximate market value, or acceptability to consumer tastes. Writes blending formulas for guidance of workers who prepare food products in commercial quantities. May purchase food products. May be designated according to product tasted as Coffee Taster; Tea Taster.
Should I be a Taster?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
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How to become a Taster
Most Tasters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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