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Careers in Food Writing - Job Profile of a Food Writer

Food Writing has gained tremendous popularity today and its credit goes to newspapers, magazines, television and even the internet. The topic of food attracts attention of people from all walks of life - be it students, working professionals, housewives and adults. Right from watching cookery shows and trying out latest recipes from magazines & cook books to researching the internet for simple and easy recipes, the food industry has grown significantly in all parts of the world. No matter which part of the city or country you may be in, you are sure to find a place to eat! There is no shortage of eateries to choose from. Depending on your budget, you can opt for a fancy restaurant, quaint little coffee shops, highway diners and even those homely dhabas that serve fresh, hot and tasty food.

  Career / Job Profile of Food Writers  


Food Writers are highly sought after by publishers of newspapers and city magazines as well as websites and television shows for writing -

  • Reviews of restaurants.
  • Articles on inaugration of new hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, and other types of eateries.
  • Interviews of well known and world renowned Celebrity Chefs.
  • Coverage on latest food events.
  • Writing on a weekly / monthly basis for newspaper food columns.
  • Cookery shows
  • Writing articles, recipes and food guides on different cities, especially for websites.
  • Writing special interest articles and recipes related to high nutrition meals, healthy breakfast ideas, food for weight loss, baking & roast recipes, etc.
  Skills Needed to Become a Successful Food Writer  

Food writers are those individuals who combine their love for food and writing to build a career in food writing.
  • A keen interest in cooking.
  • A passion for writing.
  • Knowledge of different cooking styles, ingredients, etc.
  • Experimenting with new recipes.
  • Ability to enjoy different cuisines.
  • Ability to write about food.
  • Enjoy travelling.
  • A strong and well developed palate.
  • Ability to express their passion for food using written words.
 Career Opportunities for Food Writers  
  • As as food writer, you can work for newspapers and take charge of their food coulmns.

  • You can handle the section of recipes for magazines.

  • You can become a part of food based television shows.

  • Using food writing skills, you can work for websites dedicated to food and cooking.

  • You can work for publishers of food guides.

  • You can publish your own cook book.
  • Using your strong communication and writing skills, you can interview bakers and chefs.
  • If you are interested in research, you can even study different cuisines and their history.

Some Famous Celebrity Chefs & Food Writers, India International -

  • Madhur Jaffrey
  • Tarla Dalal
  • Sanjeev Kapoor
  • Vir Sanghvi
  • Jiggs Kalra
  • Curtis Stone
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Nigella Lawson
  • Rachael Allen

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