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How hard is it to get a job in the food industry?

I am a sophomore in high school and am interested in getting a job in the food industry in the future. #job #cooking #food #industry

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Paige’s Answer

It is best to get in the industry as soon as possible if you would like to have a career in the food industry! Promotions are often based on how much you have learned and how hard you have been working so the sooner you start the better.

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Eli’s Answer

So in general there are a lot of pretty easy ways to get into the food industry. It really depends what part of it you want to get into. Below are a couple ways to get specifically involved in restaurants. For any position in the industry you will want to do some research about the places that you think might interest you. If you apply, it is always a plus in an interview to show you have taken time to learn a little about what the specific business does.


Cooking: Look for restaurants in your neighborhood and surrounding areas that you like or think are interesting. Yelp & Opentable.com are good quick ways to see if a restaurant interests you. If it does, take a look at their website and try to learn a little about the place. Send an email with a resume if you have one saying you're interested in working in the kitchen. You should be prepared to take a lower level position given your lack of experience. Those jobs include: prep cook, salad/pantry cook, dishwasher, etc.


Guest Service in Restaurant: Same process as the above. Entry positions include busperson, foodrunner, host/hostess.

Thank you comment icon As a follow-up: when do you think a HS sophomore should be aiming to get their first hands-on experience in the industry? As soon as possible? After HS graduation? Some other time? Jared Chung, Admin
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Gangeshwar’s Answer

I found a very good article which would explain in details how to get into food industry. Please go through the below link to see the details.


https://gothinkbig.co.uk/features/turn-your-foodie-passion-into-a-career-aka-how-to-get-into-the-food-industry

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