Nutella Parent Ferrero Hiring 60 Taste Testers in Italy

Do you have what it takes to succeed in this chocolatey occupation?

By Ethan L. Johns
August 07, 2018

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Do you put Nutella on everything, including your face?

You could be the perfect candidate for an exciting new position with the world’s most famous chocolate-and-hazelnut spread: a “sensory judge,” who will help with the development of Nutella, according to the Local. No experience required.

No, this is not one of those contest-masquerading-as-a-job gimmicks; this is a real job posting for individuals who love food and want to further educate their palates.

The 60 participants will undergo a rigorous three-month training course, beginning in September, which will teach them the ins and outs of savoring chocolate, hazelnut and other sweets. Tongues and nostrils are a must-have. At the end of the training, those deemed competent and suitable will be selected to act as judges.

There’s just one small catch: those in the training program will have to relocate to Alba, in northern Italy. There are, of course, worse places to live, but working in Italy means you have to be a citizen of the EU.

If you meet this technical criteria and are ready to stuff your face, you can apply by sending an email and a CV (presumably in Italian) to alba@openjob.it with the subject header ALB01.


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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns