This company wants to pay someone to travel the world and taste delicious food


If your favorite part of travel is the food — well, this could be the job for you. UK-based food subscription company Vibrant Vegan Co. is looking to hire someone to travel to different countries and scout out interesting ingredients. The gig pays the equivalent of $66,000 per year with all expenses paid.

Before you start polishing that resume, keep in mind that this job is likely only open to UK citizens, and the requirements are a bit specific. The company is looking for someone with three years of experience in the food industry or as a chef. The role requires an individual who can discover new plant-based recipes and set up partnerships to source ingredients. But you do not have to be a vegan to apply. Still sound like you?

Then, by all means, read the full job description on the Vibrant Vegan Co. website because this sounds like a dream job. Should you be hired to take on the role, you’ll be given the title Director of Taste — fancy! You’ll travel for up to four months at a time to countries such as India, China, Turkey, Chile, Mexico and Japan.


Beyond the years of experience, the company is looking for a creative spirit who’s ready to help Vibrant Vegan reinvent the recipes it’s serving to customers.

“I believe innovation is at the heart of food, so I want someone with an innovative and creative mind to help us build on our current recipes,” Iain Burke-Hamilton, the founder of Vibrant Vegan Co., told Insider. “There are hundreds of ingredients and recipes across the world that haven’t been presented to the UK consumer, so we hope our new recruit will be able to inspire some new and tasty recipes for our vegan-ready meal offering.”

The company’s current recipes include Piri Piri Jambalaya, which features tofu, sweet corn, lentils and a “fiery ‘n’ fantastically flavorsome homemade piri piri sauce.” Super Mac & Cheeze, which consists of cashews, almond milk, butternut squash and kale, is another option. And the person Vibrant Vegan brings on as the Director of Taste will have a major influence on the next recipes they create. 

Vibrant Vegan Co.

For that reason, before you can be officially hired, you’ll have to take part in an in-house taste test to see if your palette is “up to scratch,” the job description states.

If you think you’re up for the task, get your taste buds and your passport ready. Soon you could be getting paid to do what you do best — traveling the world and eating!

Bon appétit!

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