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Get paid $10,000 to eat the best barbecue meat in the US

If grilling is your passion and barbecue is what you swear by, then the new job offered by Reynolds Wrap is probably what you’ve been dreaming of your entire life.

Reynolds Wrap is offering the dream job of a lifetime for all barbecue lovers. Photo by Sornranison Prakittrakoon/Getty Images

The company is looking for its first official “Chief Grilling Officer,” who will travel across the United States for two weeks in search of the best barbecue meat in the country. Yes, you read it right — the job’s main description is to eat as much barbecue as you can. And Reynolds Wrap will also pay you $10,000 to do so. You even get to bring along a guest, because who wants to eat alone, right?

As Chief Grilling Officer, your main task will be finding the best barbecue meat in the States. Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images

The other duties of the Chief Grilling Officer will be learning about the latest restaurant trends through Q&A with chefs, taking behind the scenes photos and videos, and try out new cooking and grilling techniques. All this content will be shared both on the official Reynolds Wrap website and its social media channels.

The CGO will also get to try out new cooking and grilling techniques. Photo by Reiko Nakagawa/EyeEm/Getty Images

While the official route that the Chief Grilling Officer will follow around the US has not been completely revealed yet, some cities they will visit will be Nashville, Memphis, Kansas City, Dallas, and Austin. The CGO will also have some say on where to go next so that the final itinerary will be very much custom-made around the person who will be chosen for this dream job.

Do you have what it takes? Photo by Roman Larin/EyeEm/Getty Images

All you need to do to apply is send in a “grilling photo” and 100 words on why you’d be the best fit for the job. Applications are open until 13 August so if you want to go for what has to be one of the best summer gigs ever, you can do so on the company’s website here.