How to become a professional food critic?

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How to become a professional food critic?

Postby sleepy » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:31 pm

My dd said she only intend to do 3 things when she retired. Day dream, eat & read. As a matter of fact, she's already extremely good in these 3 things now, no need to wait till retirement.

I wonder how to develop these 3 'talents' into a career instead. Maybe she can be a professional food critic? I imagine she would absolutely love such a role.

Is there such a career? How does one become a professional food critic?

Also welcome ideas on any other roles that combined these 3 'talents' :rotflmao:

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Re: How to become a professional food critic?

Postby hquek » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:47 pm

Makan sutra? he came, he ate, he wrote...and then went on to set up foodcourts.

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Re: How to become a professional food critic?

Postby SAHM_TAN » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:27 pm

there are a number of food critic bloggers as well :smile:

as for daydream, what does she daydream about? Able to translate into storybooks, movie scripts / tv script? This can combine with her passion on reading :wink:

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Re: How to become a professional food critic?

Postby SAHM_TAN » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:29 pm

She can even start her own food blog now......Food that tweens love :wink:

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Re: How to become a professional food critic?

Postby Lynn2010 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:32 pm

:) I think it is too early to determine their profession as i believe your dd is in primary school. Remember when we were in primary school, we have our ambitions too but not many people have realized their ambitions :)

Sleepy, what your dd likes to do is exactly what my dd2 likes. She likes to "watch the time pass - day dreaming loh", reading - she can read as soon as she opens her eyes till she goes to bed. no need to shower or wash up. Lastly, eating, though she is not obese.

I suppose at this stage, they are enjoying what they like to do and not sure what they want to be. :)
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Re: How to become a professional food critic?

Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:33 pm

go watch "Ratatouille" and be Anton Ego
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Re: How to become a professional food critic?

Postby SAHM_TAN » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:14 pm

I dunno about the age thing. I know someone who likes to play librarian in primary school, later became a librarian, another like to pretend working in bank and work in financial stuff and now semi-retired.

It really depends on the child.

My DD1 loves to dance and I can see that she has sense of movement and grace. But I dare not send her for dancing classes. I'm not brave enough to face the possibility that she might dance professionally. In a way I'm failing her as a parent.

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Re: How to become a professional food critic?

Postby kitty2 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:50 am

SAHM_TAN wrote:I dunno about the age thing. I know someone who likes to play librarian in primary school, later became a librarian, another like to pretend working in bank and work in financial stuff and now semi-retired.

It really depends on the child.

My DD1 loves to dance and I can see that she has sense of movement and grace. But I dare not send her for dancing classes. I'm not brave enough to face the possibility that she might dance professionally. In a way I'm failing her as a parent.


I think you should groom her in this area.Her passion may become her profession.My friend is a ballet dancer and has a diploma.She has a studio now and teaching in other schools too.Dancing is her passion and her profession now.

Just sharing

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Re: How to become a professional food critic?

Postby bebebub » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:08 pm

SAHM_TAN wrote:I dunno about the age thing. I know someone who likes to play librarian in primary school, later became a librarian, another like to pretend working in bank and work in financial stuff and now semi-retired.

It really depends on the child.

My DD1 loves to dance and I can see that she has sense of movement and grace. But I dare not send her for dancing classes. I'm not brave enough to face the possibility that she might dance professionally. In a way I'm failing her as a parent.

It's a blessing to be able to turn a passion into a profession. JMHO.

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Re: How to become a professional food critic?

Postby cherrygal » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:42 pm

To be a food critic and paid for it, you need to be a journalist or writer with a magazine or paper first. If you can take good food photos, better still. Seetoh started out as a photojournalist too. Wong Ah Yoke is also a journalist. As for Dr Leslie Tay, I don't think he's paid for his critiques but he earns from advertisers on his famous blog. He's rich enough as a doctor so he is just doing this out of passion.

I have a friend who was a writer / editor for a high-end magazine and she got to go on food tasting and holiday media junkets. I even went with her to Australia once and got to stay in the best hotels, eat and play for free. Best holiday ever.

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