One must be organised, punctual, prudent, hard-working, extra-conscious and a cleanliness freak to be successful in this field of food production & catering.
As far as the educational qualifications are concerned, academic opportunities are abundant at all levels. Aspirants can go for diplomas or degrees in home science and specialisations in food technology, nutrition or food services management. Diploma holders in dietetics, applied nutrition, food science and preservation and those having certificate in dietetics or food and nutrition are immensely in demand in this industry if coupled with managerial skills. Many public and private institutes provide B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in food processing or home science, which can be followed by diploma in the field of specialisation that ones to go for.
Bacteriologist, toxicologists and those trained in packaging technology, organic chemistry, biochemistry and analytical chemistry, can find openings in food technology laboratories or in quality control departments. One can become a food technologist by having a doctorate qualification in food technology, biotechnology or food preservation. Also, to attain diversified skills one can go for diplomas in varied fields such as sugar, alcohol, bakery and fruits.