My name is Peter and I am a Pet-Food Taster. I cannot tell you the company I work for since I am still working for them but what I can tell you is that this job is not as wild as you imagine! It’s actually fun (depending on your idea of fun) Okay let’s get a couple of things straightened:
6 AM: Wake up, shower, get ready for the day! Today is a tasting day where I have to test three samples of a new dog food product that my company is going to launch. We are in the final leg so this will be a much, much refined product than what was presented a couple of weeks earlier. Anyway, for tasting days I don’t do anything different (No, I don’t even take extra tooth brush to work!)
7 AM: Drop my daughter off to elementary school and head to work. It’s a short ride from her school to my work so I make sure to drop my daughter in the morning while my wife picks her up in the evening.
8 AM: Reach work and have a hot cup of tea. I generally prefer coffee in the morning but since its tasting day, I want to keep a clean palette and so tea it is. My go to tea is Earl Grey with a hint of lemon.
9 AM: Head to the tasting lab and sample the three products. This new product will strengthen our foray into the organic pet food space and so there is a lot riding on this. Whenever I taste the pet food , I look for three things
1 PM: Done with tasting and analysis of each sample. Now is the fun time of writing up notes on each morsel and each chew!
3 PM: Team meeting with other tasters to finalize the sample and discuss any recommendations on improving the sample.
5 PM: Send the notes to the Product Manager and head out. My wife is not well today so I am not daddy-duty and have to pick up my daughter. It was a fun day overall. Once my daughter grows older, I would love to tell her what I do for a living. For now, ‘Daddy makes all pets happy” will do!