Thursday, April 16, 2009

Become a Food Critic

Are you interested and knowledgeable in food? If you are then you might want to consider a career as a food critic. There are plenty of steps and things to consider to become successful but in time, you can use your taste buds to earn some cash. Here are some "must haves."

1. You must be a good writer. If you need help with writing, learn through books, free online sites and web courses. There are so many out there. But this is mandatory to
have because no one will read your review if you can not write well.

2. Develop reporting skills. How you ask? Well it is customary to obtain a degree in
journalism, but since you are looking to be a food critic, I don't think this is
necessary step in the process. This site lists 100 free open courseware that is related to
Journalism. It will give you a great start. News University also has great reporter courses for you to learn. If you do some research, you can find lots more out there as well.

3. You must have a passion for food. Be prepared to learn the food and restaurant business in detail. Educate yourself on how businesses operate. Become an expert at your craft. Become familiar with the art of cooking, wine, travel food, and more. Build your culinary vocabulary. You can even become an expert on certain kinds of foods.

4. You must know how to write reviews properly. Reading reviews can be boring and you have to know how to write about say something like pork chops that would appeal to even those who don't like pork chops or have never eaten them.

5. You must realize that this business is about eating. That means that it doesn't matter what you are in the mood for. It doesn't matter if you're not hungry or if you're sick, or if it's too cold outside to work. It doesn't even matter if you're in the mood for pasta. If sushi is on the menu, you have to choose it cause that would be worth writing about.

Finally, know that once you have obtained these skills you can begin building your portfolio of article reviews and apply to different newspapers and magazines to pitch your work.

Good Luck and happy eating!


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