Get access to our library of educational videos and learn new skills to stay ahead of the media pack.

Questions or comments about Mediabistro
How-To Videos

Get answers:
Read the FAQs.

Contact us:
Tech questions

or call 212-493-4054

System requirements

Flash 7 or higher
Download the latest version

Our videos are optimized for high speed internet connections and may not be viewed properly by users with dial-up connections.

Writing Restaurant Reviews: Secrets from the Pros

Learn to be a food critic, from the first bite to your published piece.

2. Highlights

Table of Contents

  1. Crib Sheet (PDF) PDF
    Download this outline and use it to take notes. Includes resources and other information.
  2. Highlights FREE!
  3. Writing Restaurant Reviews: Secrets from the Pros (16:00) 16:00 FREE!
    We'll give you advice on how to prepare for a restaurant visit, what to do when you're there, and how to sketch out and write your review. Then we'll give you some insider tips on what it's like to be a restaurant critic and how to launch your career.

Video Details

So you're interested in restaurant reviewing. Maybe you're a food writer who is looking to shift gears, or a blogger who loves to eat out. Maybe you're just interested in the inside scoop.

Let's assume you're starting from scratch. You're ready to review a restaurant, whether for an assignment or for your own blog. Where do you start?

Most of the work, and we do mean work, that goes into a restaurant review happens before and after the meal. We'll teach you what you'll need to do to get started, with tips from national critics and food writers from The Village Voice, Details, The New York Times, Miami Magazine, L.A. Weekly and The Washington Post.

1 video
16 minutes

More Videos in These Categories:

Related Videos