Food Critic – Job Description

Food Critic – Non-Restaurant Positions
  • 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.