Top 10 Jobs for Foodies

The classic foodie role of chef is still one of the most popular.
The classic foodie role of chef is still one of the most popular.

Foodies -- people who not only love to eat, but are infinitely interested in all things edible -- come from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. In fact, foodie-ism is one of the world's great equalizers, because it allows socially, culturally and economically diverse people to meet on equal footing as they appreciate the merits of various culinary offerings, from fine wine and ripe cheese to taco-truck carnitas. Want to debate about the perfect peach or learn to identify the dominant cheese in a quattro formaggi in less than five seconds? A foodie can probably help you out.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, foodie jobs are as diverse as the food lovers themselves. Foodies may become chefs, food writers or even farmers in order to explore ingredients and cuisine. And because the world is finally beginning to catch up with what foodies have always known -- that eating is more than just a biological necessity -- there are new food-related careers developing all the time.

How do you know if you have what it takes to succeed in a foodie job? Read on to learn more about 10 fields for the food-obsessed and what each one entails.