Chefs Don't Really Like Foodies, Either

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It's not exactly breaking news, but CNN's Eatocracy has found that chefs, like most other people, don't really care for foodies.

"You admire their enthusiasm towards coming in to eat, but they're sometimes more excited about it than you are, to a point where it's way overzealous," says one Atlanta chef. Another, a pastry chef who is now a lawyer (isn't it usually the other way around these days?), is more blunt: "Foodies will flat-out drop some cash on the worst pile of crap if they saw it on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives or if Bobby Flay threw it down. They have no real opinion of their own."

Still, one Boston chef contends that "on the whole there are different types of foodies and most are tolerable." Suzanne Goin (and Sara Jenkins) has found that the best way to tolerate them is to stop reading their Yelp reviews. But perhaps the most comprehensive approach is the equal-opportunity one employed by waiters: According to one restaurateur, "Waiters hate foodies, but then waiters hate everyone."


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sunil
sunil

food critics constantly produce lists like "top 10 dessert", 100 dishes to eat now etc etc people who read the village voice, eater, grub street etc are gonna know about almost everything. You people are producing foodies! People in new york have a keen interest in eating out because they don't cook so they're gonna want to know where to spend their money!

DrewciferCDXX
DrewciferCDXX

I can't stand people who take pictures of their food and post it on facebook. Just have sex with your pasta already and leave me out of it.

WileyE
WileyE

"Waiters hate foodies, but then waiters hate everyone."Then no tip for you, you half a fuckkin fag. Serve me. It's your fukkin JOB.

sommelier
sommelier

Hey, WileyE... some "half a fuckkin fag" just spit in your food, and served it to you with a really big smile! Happy now?

Onthephonetomonday
Onthephonetomonday

"Foodies will flat-out drop some cash on the worst pile of crap if they saw it on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives or if Bobby Flay threw it down. They have no real opinion of their own."

Those aren't foodies. Those are poseurs.

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