By Stacey Leasca
March 28, 2019
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Vibrant Vegan Co is hunting for the perfect person to fill an extremely difficult role: Director of Taste. The person who fills this role will be expected to travel the world and eat food and get paid $66,000 a year to do it. Sounds like a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

“We are looking for an experienced individual with an excellent palate, to bring exciting new and innovative recipes to the U.K. as our new Director of Taste,” the company wrote in its dream job description.

As part of the role, the person will be responsible for “finding, then taste testing new exotic ingredients and recipes, which will be fed back and incorporated into our products.”

"“We are always on the hunt for new talent because I'm a firm believer that it's the people that make a successful company,” Iain Burke-Hamilton, founder of Vibrant Vegan Co., told Business Insider. “However, I don't think we've ever recruited for a job this exciting before. This is a very unique and rewarding job but despite its extensive perks, we acknowledge it's also very demanding.”

According to the listing, the responsibilities will include traveling for up to four months at a time to places like China, Mexico, Japan, Turkey, and Chile. The Director of Taste will not only taste foods but will also help set up overseas partnerships and is expected to work 35 hours per week.

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

As for what kind of experience the team is looking for, the job description says candidates must be “suitably qualified with at least three years’ experience in the food business or as a Chef,” preferably have a degree in Food Science, and be willing to focus on solely plant-based ingredients when working.