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Want to eat at fancy restaurants as a job? Be a food critic

Journalism & food critic

Do your friends always call you to ask you where are the best eateries? Do you get praised for knowing just which meal on the menu is finger licking and which leaves an unpleasant after taste? Perhaps you should consider entering the world of gastronomy. No, not as a chef but as a food critic. However, a keen sense of taste is not all you need to establish yourself in the food world. Hotcourses Singapore provides you with more information on how you can enter the food industry.


More than just taste buds

Being a food critic does not only entail savouring dishes from fancy restaurants. You have to also be an eloquent writer. This is because you would probably be employed by a publications company to write for a magazine, newspaper or even a blog. Even if you do not want to be a full time employee and decide to work freelance, you would still be required to have a good measure of talent in putting pen to paper. As such, a lot of food critics have a degree in journalism.


For a start, you might be interested in applying to Monash College, Australia which is currently offering diploma of arts in journalism. Charles Sturt University offers a degree in communication. Additionally, if you are truly serious in pursuing a career in journalism, you may wish to consider to apply to read for an MA in journalism in Singapore or abroad. However, a degree in journalism is not the only certificate that you need to have to be a food critic. You can also pursue a degree in English or even the liberal arts. Look through the Hotcourses Singapore website for more details.


Serious about food

But as food critic, you have to also have some knowledge of food. In order for you to appreciate food, you also need to know how much effort it takes for people to prepare that meal that you are about to consume. So you need to have not only knowledge on food management but you might also like to consider taking a course in nutrition. However, if you are really serious about and would like to hone your skills as a cook, then you should also look at the list of culinary arts courses that are featured on the Hotcourses website. You do not have to go far to get a world class degree in culinary arts though. The Singapore Institute of Technology is offering a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts Management. This institution is also offering numerous other vocational courses, do download their prospectus. If you are looking for a diploma, then ICAS Training and Education College (ICASTEC) is offering two diploma certificates. The first is the City and Guides Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts). The second is an advanced diploma in Culinary Arts.


Making the preparations

So are you interested in applying for any of the degrees featured in this article? Learn how you can write a good personal statement on the Hotcourses Singapore website.

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Journalism & food critic

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