Food Jobs Part 2

Today was the first day that the students did their presentations on different food jobs. In first period most students were prepared and ready to present, which was a happy surprise. The students were called on at random to go infront of the class to present.

Examples include: (1) Food Truck Owner/ Operator – manages a food truck business or is the chef in the truck. Culinary school or a degree in business is recommended to help run your business effectively. There are lots of licenses needed by the state to operate and manage a food truck, especially in public spaces to serve food on the side of streets. Food Tuck Business makes on average $45,000 annually, depending on size and success of business.

(2) Food Historian – most of the time this is a contract, freelance job where you write for magazines, work on TV shows, or movies to make sure that the food being used on set is accuarate to the period of time that is being portrayed. There are degrees in Food History offered at Loyola, USC, and UCLA, or you can get a bachelors degree in History. The average salary being $30,000-$90,000.

(3) Food Lobbist – a lobbyist is someone who persuades politicians towards or against certain political decisions, a food lobbyist does this with anything related to food or agriculture. A Bachelors degree is needed in political science. Salary ranges between $46,000 – $72,000.


Not everyone was able to present this week, so we will finish our presentations next week.

Shelby Thibodeaux

I am from Houston, Texas and moved to L.A. in November. I graduated from Texas Tech University with an Environmental and the Humanities degree. I love being outside and growing food, and really love teaching the kids all about the environment.