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Food Critic - Training & Careers

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Food Critic Do you have a passion for food which goes beyond just eating it? Could you assess all the features of a restaurant (including ambience, service, and food) which make up the dining-out experience? And could you express your views in concise, readable prose that would both inform and entertain? If so, then you might like to consider whether you are destined to work as a food critic.

Food critics eat in restaurants and hotels, and then write an account of their experiences there. Readers can then use the critic's opinion to decide whether they want to eat in the same establishment. A good critic will have well-seasoned judgment and his opinion, good or bad, should be fair, balanced, and well-expressed. Food critics can be published in newspapers, magazines, travel guides, trade publications, and the Internet. They may even broadcast on radio or TV.

What skills do food critics need?

Food critics have to combine an in-depth knowledge of food and the restaurant business with good journalistic skills. Both are important. Just knowing about food is not enough; you have to be able to write about it in a way that is both authoritative and engaging.

Food Critic Training

You are unlikely to find a degree program in food criticism, but you should certainly consider a culinary arts program to expand your understanding of the many aspects of professional catering. Courses in journalism or creative writing will also develop the skills you need.

Food Critic Job Outlook

Being a full-time food critic is a tough profession to break into. The more education and experience you can bring to your writing, the better your chances of success.

Go ahead positively, but look out for other opportunities in hospitality or journalism which your degree opens up for you.

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