Nutella Dream Job Requires Zero Experience

Professional hazelnut spread taster has a nice ring to it
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2018 3:45 PM CDT
The first ever Nutella Cafe in Chicago.   (Photo by Andrew Weber/Invision for Nutella/AP Images)

(Newser) – If you love Nutella, its Italian manufacturer may have just the job for you. Per the Local, Ferrero is hiring dozens of "non-professional" testers to help them test ingredients at their Italy headquarters in Alba, Piedmont. Officially dubbed "sensory judges," the 60 new employees will work a couple of days a week starting in late September with three months of courses designed to help them refine their tasting and smelling skills to the company's satisfaction. So what are the requirements other than a love for the vaunted hazelnut spread? There really aren't any.

Ferrero has long had these sensory judges, but the recent job posting on Openjobmetis was advertised specifically for regular folks outside the company after being exclusively held by company insiders for years. Ferrero asks only that applicants suffer from no food allergies and feel comfortable using a computer. Not everyone who's initially chosen will make the final cut, though. Per USA Today, the company plans to whittle down applicants to a final group of 40 following the training process. (Read more Nutella stories.)

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