Food technologists develop new food products, production processes and, sometimes, food packaging. They are involved in every stage of a product’s development, from initial conception to commercialization.
Food process engineers are an essential part of the manufacturing industry because they develop and implement new processes leading to more efficient factories.
Packaging engineers are responsible for managing the process and packaging development process from implementation into production.
A flavour chemist (also known as a flavourist) works with natural and synthetic-approved chemicals to develop flavours for a variety of food products.
Research chefs formulate and test new products for restaurant chains, coffee shops, food manufacturing companies and many other places. They combine their culinary training with their knowledge of food science to develop new menu items.