The best of food critics and those having their own shows on the television, educate themselves on the various foods in many parts of the world, travel and mingle with a host of cultures. They don’t just head for the nearest five star restaurant.
How to qualifiy?
In addition to the above, good to great writing skills are necessary. This can be obtained through a university degree in journalism or through apprenticeship. If you want to go a step further you can even work for a limited period in a restaurant before embarking on your career.
The mean number is around 90,000 US dollars per anum. But then this is just the mean number and once you acquire a name for yourself and develop a following, the figures go on the up and up.