What is the Rotterdam Food Cluster?
Rotterdam Food Cluster stimulates employment opportunities, entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration in the regional food sector. The focus is on three programs: World Food Park, Food for the Future and Feeding the City.
New food jobs
The food sector is highly versatile and offers ample career prospects. The Rotterdam Region alone features more than 43,000 jobs in the food sector and more than 8,000 job openings that can be filled per year. Here you'll find interesting food-related job openings in logistics, HR, marketing, research, sales, supply chain, and production.
The most important food updates for you!
We'll gladly keep you up-to-date with the latest developments and innovations in the Rotterdam Food Cluster. Read inspiring stories about businesses in the food sector and don't miss out on a single food event.
The Rotterdam Food Cluster in numbers.
Within the Rotterdam Food Cluster, we work with more than 8,000 businesses and many educational institutions in the region on a daily basis, providing innovative solutions for logistics, trade, production, and processing.
Post your food jobs?
Within the food sector more than 8,000 job openings can be filled per year. Would you like to profile your company and post your vacancies on our website?
An innovative food-related idea or a question?
Do you have an innovative idea? Would you like to share your vision on food? Or, are you looking for a party to collaborate with? We'll gladly give you the space to share your story on our platform and will connect you with the right party.
Ongoing research into innovations.
Within the Rotterdam Food Cluster, a great deal of research is done into topics such as the future of education in the food sector 'Food for the Future', Valorisation of Waste, World Food Park and sustainability and circularity.
Feeding the City
We want to make Rotterdam the healthiest city in the Netherlands. Not just for ourselves, but also to create new revenue models and markets elsewhere. Every day, our region works on solutions to current and future (international) food issues. The Rotterdam region is a front runner in research into plant compounds, personalised food and greening schools. We will continue doing this at full speed.
Food for the Future
The food industry is digitising, innovating and made sustainable at record breaking speed. This international environment offers many opportunities to research and educational institutions, and the employees and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Together with businesses and knowledge and education institutes we stimulate the industry’s innovation capacity and prepare the next generation for the future.
World Food Park
The world is preparing for The Next Economy. This economy of the future is all about digital, data and smarter use of resources, energy and waste flows. With World Food Park, Rotterdam Food Cluster stimulates cooperation focused on the transition to innovative products, sustainable logistics and even more favourable business conditions for the food industry as a whole.
Rijk Zwaan is looking for 1,000 new employees over the next five years
Account Manager Maarten van der Leeden and Anneke van de Kamp, Head of Communication & Public Affairs, told us about Rijk Zwaan both as a vegetable breeder and as an employer and their participation at Market Match.