5 of the coolest jobs in food (that don't even involve cooking)

Jordi Lippe-McGraw

If your track record of burnt toast and messed-up eggs belies your deep-seated dream of becoming a chef, fear not: The food industry has you covered. Though we typically think of restaurants as the be-all, end-all of the culinary arts, there are plenty of career paths for the gastronomically inclined, even if you can't cook a wink.

Here are five of the coolest food careers out there—no fancy knife skills required.

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