Food Technologist

Transforming food concepts into reality through innovation and science!


A food technologist works on the physical, chemical and biological components of food to enhance the method of processing, preserving and packaging. A food technologist develops ways to improve the flavour and maintain nutritional value of food. Moreover, testing of food is also conducted to make sure food safety. 

Food technologists mostly work with food suppliers to ensure proper shipment of food. They also visit the food industries or farms to continue their work. Furthermore, they inspect the harmful components through research, improve safety and develop food’s nutritional value. 


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants need to pass 10+2 with at least 45% marks in Science stream from any recognised board. 
  • Students can pursue a Bachelor's degree or diploma in food technology.

 For Masters

  • Scholars need to pass their bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks. 
  • Seekers can opt for MSc in Food Technology.
  • Some colleges/universities also require passing marks of entrance exams like CFTRI (Central Food Technology Research Institute) or CEUT PG. 

Job Roles

The field of food technology aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the food technology field presents innumerable job profiles:  

  • Quality Manager
  • Nutritional Therapist
  • Food Technologist
  • Technical Brewer
  • Food Blogger/Vlogger
  • Chefs
  • Regulatory Affairs Officer
  • Process/Product Development Scientist

Employment Sector

  • Food & Beverage Departments
  • Food Safety Manufacturing Units
  • Research Units
  • Storage Units
  • Laboratories
  • Food Marketing
  • Food Processing and Production Organisations
  • Food Business Management
  • Food Marketing
  • Processing & Distributing Units
  • Quality Assurance Units

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the food technology field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Nestle 
  • Britannia
  • Kwality
  • National Agriculture Food Analysis Research Center
  • Hatsun Agro
  • Heritage Foods
  • Vadilal India
  • Varun Beverages
  • Glaxo Smith Co.
  • SoulFit Nutrition


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a food technologist is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,00,000 - ₹5,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹6,00,000 - ₹10,00,000

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹11,00,000 - 20,00,000 


  • Attention to detail, especially about food hygiene
  • Teamwork ability
  • Numerical & Analytical skills
  • Communication skills


A food technology career is exceptionally promising. Colleges and universities around the globe are receiving applicants in this department of food science in their educational institutes. 

Graduates or postgraduates in Food Technology can elect employments in different spaces such as Food processing/manufacturing companies, Soft drink manufacturing firms, cereal and flavor, Restaurants and rice plants, catering establishments, Nourishment quality control organizations, packaging industries, Nourishment machinery & Instruments manufacturing companies, food research facilities, Agrarian commodities export wanders and Flavour houses.


  • Opportunity to learn new cuisines
  • Develop new food products
  • Build a healthy relationship between supplier and buyer
  • Travelling opportunity


  • No fixed Working hours
  • Lots of pressure
  • Requires a lot of travel
  • Need to be careful