Follow your passion to a dream career

Food-related careers are burgeoning across the country! A B.A. in Food Studies will prepare you for a number of career paths.

Benefit from the growing demand for experts in food-related policy, food justice, and food culture. Consider food studies as a double major, leading to exciting career options. 

Career Possibilities

A variety of employers are looking for the skills gained in the Food Studies major. After graduation, you might seek employment with non-profit groups, urban community gardens, farmers markets, food hubs, food business incubators, and governmental organizations. Exciting careers can also be found with consultant firms, test kitchens, and food product development.

Some possible careers include:

  • Culinary writer 
  • Restaurant manager
  • Food marketer
  • Community educator
  • Food historian
  • Policy analyst
  • Food-related community organizer
  • Food systems entrepreneur

Career Resources

UA Career Resources:

There are many resources available through the UA's Student Engagement and Career Development program. Services include career exploration, job search tools, resume resources, and interviewing tips. 

You can also connect with employers through the UA's Handshake tool. Current students and recent graduates (within one year) already have an account. Simply sign in with your NetID and password.

Other Career Resources:

COMFOODJOBS email list: Tufts University provides a fantastic email listserv of Food System Employment opportunities. To receive emails from this list, please submit your email here.

Good Food Jobs List: The North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN) regularly searches for food systems–related job opportunities from a dozen green job sites as well as COMFOODJOBS email list. NAFSN Good Food Jobs can be found here.

"Food is connected to some of our most pressing problems and also some of the most exciting solutions that are happening in our world today. This degree prepares students with the knowledge to be changemakers in the food system."

–Laurel Bellante, Food Studies director

 Job Search Tips and Ideas From a Fellow Food Studies Student: