Though not a very traditional career path for food scientists, one option is to go into business for yourself by starting a food business. Food business entrepreneurship is a difficult career that entails long work hours, extensive decision making, and tasks that require knowledge beyond food science. However, there is high potential for rewards, including financial rewards, career progression, and personal flexibility.


Business Plan Food Science Career Progression Food Business Small Business Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Weber
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  1. 1.Potter’s CrackersMadisonUSA

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