The tales food critics tell.

A good health depends on the food that we eat and take so it is one of the requirements and basic needs to be observed to intake the food that we take. A food critic’s main aim is to review various establishments, food, and drinks to help the public choose where or not to eat. When people go out for a meal, they want it to be a positive experience, especially as they are paying for the privilege. Food critics have always been important to the culinary world, providing guidance for diners and influencing public opinion of restaurants. They not only bring attention to new culinary establishments but also play a role in maintaining high standards of quality in the restaurant industry.

Who are food critics and their jobs?

Food critics are essentially a conduit between diners and restaurants, and their work affects both parties—they help diners stay informed by providing unbiased reviews and up-to-date information about food trends, and they help restaurants by offering them exposure and keeping them accountable in the eyes of the public. A food critic, food writer, or restaurant critic is a writer who analyzes food or restaurants and then publishes the results of their findings to the public. While these terms are not strictly synonymous they are often used interchangeably, at least in some circumstances.

How does it affect chefs and restaurants?

Chefs play an important role in building community through food. They bring people together to share a meal and create memories. Chefs who use their platform to support local farmers and producers, promote sustainable practices, and give back to their communities inspire others to do the same. “For humanity, the two most universal languages are music and cuisine”, said one of the world’s most inventive and most worldwide, chefs who carry massive importance in the food industry and beyond. Over the last several decades, their impact grew from being unknown cooks working behind the curtains to famous artists, educators, entrepreneurs, social activists, and so much more. 

The demand for food increases, which, at the same time, creates even more space for positive changes within the food chain. Thus, knowledgeable, innovative, and experienced chefs hold a powerful role that can bring about change in many aspects regarding the future of food. By using the good sides of technological development and focusing on sustainability, food waste reduction, and zero-waste practices in the kitchen, chefs are at the forefront of a revolutionary change that, hopefully, will spread throughout the globe. So far, there have been numerous positive initiatives that created a butterfly effect within the food waste movement.

Article by Teshil Maring | Edited by Saumya Sharma