This Hotel Company Will Pay You $10,000 to Taste Food in 8 Countries Next Summer — How to Apply

Entries must be uploaded to TikTok or emailed to the hotel by Nov. 14.

Exterior of the Ramada by Wyndham Varanasi Katesar in India

Ramada By Wyndham has cooked up a dream role for one food-loving traveler: the hotel brand is on the hunt for its first Chief Eats Officer (CEO) to visit up to eight countries next summer and get paid $10,000.

The person who scores the lucky job will spend up to three weeks between May and August 2023 documenting their travel and food adventures across five continents on the hotel brand’s social media and marketing channels through photos, videos, and written blogs.

The pool and exterior of the Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas in Australia

Courtesy of Ramada by Wyndham

“Food is the key that opens the door to new cultures, which is what Ramada by Wyndham is all about, inspiring travelers while connecting them to new global experiences,” the company’s brand leader and VP of Operations Stephanie Kendrick said in a statement shared with Travel + Leisure. “Our lucky CEO will have the chance to fully immerse themselves, all while bringing along a global audience to share in every moment of their life-enriching adventure.”

In addition to the $10,000, during the three weeks of travel, the winner will get a $150 daily stipend for travel, accommodations at Ramada By Wyndham hotels, and round-trip economy plane tickets—plus they'll get an upgrade to Wyndham Rewards’ Diamond Level for a year.

Candidates must be at least 21 years old, fluent in spoken and written English, and active on social media, especially TikTok and Instagram. They also should have strong writing skills and be comfortable working remotely, while meeting deadlines. The "self-confessed foodies” must be vaccinated against COVID-19, and be residents of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, Turkey, the U.K., or the U.S. 

Interior of a guest room at the Ramada by Wyndham Loutraki Poseidon Resort in Greece

Courtesy of Ramada by Wyndham

To apply, interested candidates can enter by posting a public TikTok video showing why they’d be great for the job, and tagging @RamadaByWyndham and #RamadaCEO. Those entering by TikTok must follow @RamadaByWyndham, but applicants can also choose to enter by emailing their video entry and social media profiles to Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on November 14, 2022. Winners will be chosen around December 19. Full rules can be seen here.

With more than 900 properties in 63 countries, the possibilities for the winner to uncover exciting culinary destinations are plentiful. Whether it’s street food in Mexico City, coffee in Turkey, or grilled meats in Argentina there is no shortage of superb places to go.

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