Food critics may be independent reviewers, or they may be hired by particular publications to visit restaurants and write full reviews of the quality of the food and service.
This is considered a mid-level position.
A college degree in English, communications, or journalism, combined with formal culinary training, is usually the required or preferred level of education for this position.
Food critics should have a passion for food, knowledge of the industry, and excellent writing skills.
Certifications are not required to obtain employment.
Some people use culinary certifications to become critics.
There are no direct reports for this position.
Critics may find employment with larger publications with a wider audience.