OCCUPATION THESAURUS

FOOD CRITIC



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
A food critic tests and reviews food for newspapers, magazines, or blogs. They offer their educated opinion about the taste, smell, composition, and presentation of food, as well as restaurant service and atmosphere. They generally prefer to remain anonymous to avoid being given special treatment that might compromise an authentic review.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Professional critics often have a bachelor's degree in journalism, English, or communication in order to effectively write about their experiences with food. Classes in food media, food reviewing, and culinary arts are available to further sharpen their skills. Work in this field is highly competitive. Internships and writing experience through newspapers, magazines, and blogs are desirable in order to build a resumé. Food critics might also choose to travel to gain a wide range of tasting experiences and better develop their culinary palate.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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