Currently, there is a career opportunity for chefs with an interest in science. Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck is hiring:
Research Chef Stage – Applicants should give a minimum commitment of 3 months, but a longer stay of up to six months is preferred. The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic chef or culinary student with an interest for the science behind cooking. A background in chemistry or other related science is desirable, but not necessary.