Do you spend most of your days thinking about your next meal? Love interesting ingredients and food combos?
A job has been posted by the Vibrant Vegan Co. that might be right up your street, paying you a hefty sum to travel the world sampling new foods.
The salary is a whopping £50,000, and your role will be ‘Director of Taste’ for the company.
You have to be committed to travelling for a year (all expenses paid), sometimes up to four months at a time. You’ll still have to do 35 hour weeks, but you’ll also get the benefit of full sick pay and 28 days holiday a year.
As well as discovering and trying new foods and providing feedback, the professional is expected to help set up overseas partnerships to source the new ingredients they find.
If this sounds like the dream for you, unfortunately you won’t just get to walk into the role. The chosen candidate will need a few years’ experience in the food industry or as a chef.
Those shortlisted will go through a rigorous interview process and be subject to a full background check, and will also be required to complete an in-house taste test to see if their palette is ‘up to scratch’.
Although Vibrant Vegan Co. make solely plant-based meals, the person who gets this job doesn’t need to be a vegan themselves – just up to the task of tasting vegan ingredients.
Iain Burke-Hamilton, founder of Vibrant Vegan Co. said,
‘We are always on the hunt for new talent, because I’m a firm believer that it’s the people that make a successful company. However, I don’t think we’ve ever recruited for a job this exciting before. This is a very unique and rewarding job but despite its extensive perks we acknowledge it’s also very demanding.
‘There are hundreds of ingredients and recipes across the world that haven’t been presented to the UK consumer, so we hope our new recruit will be able to inspire some new and tasty recipes for our vegan ready meal offering. I believe innovation is at the heart food, so I want someone with an innovative and creative mind to help us build on our current recipes.’
Think this might be your ticket to a tasty, adventurous new life? Apply here.