The Ultimate Foodie Careers Quiz

By: Colleen Cancio

The Ultimate Foodie Careers Quiz
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About This Quiz

Foodie jobs are as diverse as food lovers are. How much do you really know about culinary careers?
Which of the following is the correct title for a wine expert?
Oenophile
Sommelier
Sommeliers are trained in all aspects of wine making and selling.
Connoisseur

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Which of the following chefs are typically the second in command of a kitchen?
Chef de cuisine
Gard manger
Sous chef
Unlike executive chefs, sous chefs are in charge of the day-to-day workings of a kitchen and its staff.

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What is the kitchen on a ship called?
Galley
The galley of a ship is where food is prepared and eaten, usually in less than glamorous surroundings.
Eatery
Chowder

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What is the person in charge of the appearance of food in a photography shoot called?
Food stylist
Food stylists are responsible for making food look great for a photo shoot, often using tools like blow torches, nails and glue to achieve their goals.
Food groomer
Food modeler

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What is a mixologist?
Someone who creates herb mixtures
Someone who develops sauces
Bartender
Mixologist is a fancy word for bartender, someone who makes and creates custom cocktail recipes.

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What is the median annual salary of nutritionists?
$35,620
$45,209
$50,590
Though the median annual salary of nutritionists is about $50,590, those who work in outpatient care centers generally earn slightly more than their colleagues who work for in-patient care centers or government agencies.

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Which of the following is a chef who cooks exclusively for one household?
Personal chef
Private chef
Private chefs are employed by an individual or family, while personal chefs are freelancers who typically do meal planning and preparation for a variety of clients, either on a regular basis or only for special occasions.
Chef de l'homme

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What's the median annual salary of chefs in the United States?
About $25,000
About $39,000
The median annual salary of U.S. chefs is about $39,000, though executive chefs in upscale restaurants and hotels can earn $80,000 or more.
About $69,000

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Ferran AdriĆ  is known as the executive chef of which world famous restaurant?
El Bulli
As of early 2011, El Bulli, a three-Michelin-star restaurant in the Mediterranean town of Roses, north of Barcelona , was set to close in July 2011. It is slated to reopen in 2014 as an institute of culinary creativity.
The Fat Duck
Le Chateaubriand

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In the world of food, what does CSA stand for?
Consumer selected agriculture
Community supported agriculture
With CSAs, members typically pay a fee to receive farm goods each week or throughout the harvest season.
Culinary science associate

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Approximately how many Americans work in the farming industry?
450,000
950,000
1.2 million
Though about 1.2 million Americans work in the farming industry, farm jobs have declined steadily during the past century in the U.S. due to the rise in use of machines and technology.

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Which of the following is NOT a taste commonly recognized by humans?
Slimy
For humans, the five types of tastes include salty, sour, sweet, bitter and umami, which is synonymous with "savory."
Umami
Salty

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Which of the following is not a responsibility of a food stylist?
Food shaping
Food crisping
Food lighting
Food stylists work only on the food itself. Lighting the food is usually the job of the food photographer.

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Which if the following is an actual cheese?
Grape gouda
Capricorn goat
Capricorn goat has won several medals at the prestigious British Cheese Awards.
Capricorn cow

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Exactly where is Michelle Obama's White House garden?
South lawn
The White House garden, located on the South lawn, supplies about 1,000 pounds of food for the first family and nearby homeless shelters.
North lawn
East lawn

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Who is the host of Top Chef?
Paula Dean
Nigella Lawson
Padma Lakshmi
Indian-American host Padma Lakshmi is the author of a cookbook as well as an actress, model and fashion writer.

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Which agency oversees food safety in the United States?
FDA
USDA
The USDA monitors food through its Food Safety and Inspection Service.
HHS

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Who is the author of the best-selling novel "Eat, Pray, Love"?
Oprah Winfrey
Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert's famous novel, a New York Times best seller, is a memoir about travel, relationships and food.
Toni Gilbert

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How many times do the research chefs in American's Test Kitchen test each recipe?
10 to 20
20 to 30
30 to 40
Some of America's Test Kitchen's recipes are tested as many as 70 times before the exact combination of ingredients and cooking procedures is found.

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What is the highest ranking a restaurant can receive in the Michelin Guide?
3
Michelin stars are highly coveted. Even some of the world' best restaurants have never received the highest three-star ranking.
4
5

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You Got:
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