Professional Avocado Tasters Are Needed In Australia & Yes, This Is A Real Job
File this one under "Millennial dream job." A pop up restaurant in Australia is seeking professional avocado tasters to test its menu (which includes, naturally, avocado toast) in the days before its launch on Nov. 2. So if you're the kind of person who spends unwise amounts of money, if not the entirety of your monthly rent, on adding a certain creamy green berry to everything you eat, it's time to cast aside all your other life plans. Medical school? Nah. Award-winning journalism? Forget about it. The life of a "Head of Avo Control" is tailor made for your taste buds.
It's all thanks to Good Fat, Australia's first avocado themed pop-up cafe. (While anything with that many adjectives in the title means it's a bit of a niche restaurant, several other avo-based eateries have made a splash in cities like Amsterdam and New York.) The cafe's name refers to the idea that the fruit is chock full of healthy fats — something that every avocado lover uses to justify their addiction, if we're being honest. Like all pop ups, Good Fat is only around for a short time, opening in Sydney on Nov. 2 and closing its doors on Nov. 30. According to Concrete Playground, the cafe's menu will include about 20 items featuring avocados, from an "avocado breakfast skin" to the "avocornetto" ice cream cone. The whole shebang has been organized by Australian Avocados, which represents the avocado industry down under.
But enough talk. You're here to learn about your future career, aren't you? In mid-October, Australian Avocados announced a job opening that will make any avocado lover drool: the Head of Avo Control, aka an avocado taste tester.
Duties include tasting each of the cafe's 20 menu items before it opens its doors to ensure an "avo-licious experience for every customer" as well as "avocating" for the cafe as publicly as possible on social media. In fact, Good Fat has already come up with a hashtag for the Head of Avo Control, #OzAvoGoodFat.
Unfortunately, the approach to compensation is more like an internship than an actual job. The Head of Avo Control is paid not in dollars, but in avocados. "The successful candidate will eat for free at Good Fat and get their avo fix for the entire month the pop-up is open," explains the job posting. I would be remiss not to point out that you could also add "Head of Avo Control" to your resume for the rest of your days, automatically making you the weirdest, and therefore most interesting, job candidate for any given position from now until the end of time.
Of course, Good Fat isn't going to hire just anyone for such an important job. According to the position description, qualifications are as follows.
"A minimum two years experience in smashing avocados on toast or similar, proven knowledge of how to check avocado ripeness by gently pressing the sweet spot and a healthy history of successful avocado selection, and be available on 31 October — 2 November at Good Fat in Surry Hills."
Basically, you need to have a longstanding obsession with avocados and their preparation, and you have to be physically present in Sydney for the entirety of November. In other totally unrelated news, it's possible to set up a Google alert for cheap flights around the world. You know, in case you were wondering.
To recap: An avocado-centric pop up cafe is willing to let you taste test the entire menu and eat for free for the month of November. All you have to do is get to Australia and prove that you're the worthiest avo lover of them all. IF that sounds like something you can avoca-do, what are you doing still reading this? Get to that job posting and start writing your cover letter.