Top skills necessary to become a food critic

Food industry has given a boost to many opportunities in the country as well as in the world. People all around attracted to flavors are finding new recipes and advertising them to gain popularity, be it master chef TV programs or a recipe in a magazine. A career in the Food Industry is a very challenging career as it needs sharp and right perception with exceptional knowledge of culinary and healthy observing capability. Food industry has created a variety of jobs in India, and one of the best is to become a Food Critic.

Chef-Theo-Zaragoza-332x500These are the requirements of a decent food critic, let’s check it out:

Communication skills:

Food critic should be communicative, he should be expressive, and he should be engaging in his writing. His conversation should cover facts about food, decor, service and ambiance. Communication here also means having Shakespearean vocabulary, he should have complete knowledge about the food so that he is able to express more on the cuisine.

Observation skills:

A good observer is the best judge. He should be detailed and should pay attention to every detail. Because a small amount of salt can make or break your cook. Starting from slur on water glass to aroma filling up the dining hall, rising temperatures of wine to cooling creamy ice creams observation will make your decisions firmer, and your views would be accepted.

Knowledgeable Attitude:

There is nothing powerful than knowledge. As a cook critic, you should try new dishes and know the importance of every ingredient, when you will have the knowledge about spices only then you will be able to make new tastes out of it. Different cooking techniques will help you get recognition. A critic’s view should be logical, unless he is aware of the taste he will not be able to write about the dish. So knowledge is important.

Curious Nature:

Curiosity is another factor which determines critic. A curious critic always looks for new taste, new cooking methods, different tips and tricks of cooking. He is always in quest of something new. Curiosity helps is providing refreshing idea, and it is appealing to readers.

Balanced and fair judgment quality:

A critic should be impartial when he is writing about any dish or cook, he should not incline himself towards any particular cook, this gives him a bad name and people become suspicious about his writing.

Simple tip: Be honest and balanced. Write what the cook has made express what the food tastes. If you are writing too much positive or too much negative, this will show a lack of judging capacity in you.

Strong Portfolio:

People love to read, provide them as many article you can, and yes quality should be maintained all the times. You can write about good restaurants, dishes, wines, sweets, chefs and the list is endless. So why stop, just write and express.

Creative skills:

Do not stick to a single newspaper or food magazine, make your comments on maximum papers. More people will read you more they will trust your critics. Be creative, write something that is new and publish it in different magazines. This will reach  maximum readers and your critics would be followed.

Be Happy Attitude:

Happiness is one of the keys to success for  critics, every professional should be happy in order to get maximum gains. A happy critic avoids and partial judgment and he is always lively which is reflected in his critics.

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