Dream job, anyone?
Okay, I feel like I've only just found my way to this newsgroup and now I'm just barraging it with stuff, but this seemed like a choice piece of news to pass on. I should say by way of intro and explanation that I'm in the food business myself, which is why I don't give a name or e-mail on this site. Anyways, I just found out that Cynthia Glover is leaving Baltimore Magazine, and they're looking for a new restaurant critic. I thought maybe someone here would be interested. The person to send resumes to is Hannah Feldmann (PLEASE don't start barraging her with phone calls or she'll KILL me!!!). Don't know the address but I'm sure its in the yellow pages. I don't think it pays a whole lot but I know it would be my idea of a dream job if I didnt already have one and could write better. Anyways, I thought I'd pass it on.
Interesting post. Thanks for the info.
You'll find that a few of us here are in the food business -- I've been a restaurant manager for more than 20 years -- and there are others like me, as well as chefs, waiters, bartenders, wholesalers, artisan cheesemakers, etc.
Feel free to join in all discussions here, but please, follow the rules and disclose your affiliation(s) so that the rest of us may judge your comments fairly.
re: Deven Black
Well, I work for a local distributor. Is that enough? Becaus my boss is kind of... uh... tense, and I'm afraid that if he found out I was saying something not very positive about a client he'd go postal on me. And I guess it wouldn't be all that good for business, either. I live here in Baltimore, have for a few years, I'm originally from the West Coast, and I've worked front and a little back in a few restaurants, worked catering, and now this. I like to eat out, like to cook even more, maybe because I can't always afford to eat out. Is that enough? I'm sorry, I just really don't want to do anything that's going to get me into trouble at work. I really like this newsgroup, though, and I promise not do any advertising. Except for help-wanted, I guess.
Certainly no one here wants you to get into trouble! The purpose of we in the food business disclosing our affiliations is so that we can avoid conflicts of interest. The disclosure you made about working for a distributor is surely enough. We don't need name, rank and serial number. Just mention that you work for a distributor from time to time -- perhaps even as a P.S. to your posts -- so we know where you are coming from.