If it is any consolation to you, you are not the only chef who obsesses about “drop ins” from restaurant critics.
Chef David Chang the culinary doyen of Umami is at least as obsessed about restaurant critics as you. Here he bears all to Jimmy Kimmel about his sense of vulnerability when he knows one of his restaurants is about to be reviewed by a restaurant critic.
Restaurant Critic Protocols
Perhaps more interestingly to you, I’m assuming you are a restaurant professional probably a chef, is the fact that Chang has protocols worked out with his staff on what to do and how to behave when a critic arrives in one of his restaurants.
The feedback of restaurant critics isn’t the only thing Chang fears, no, it’s what his parents think of his cooking that really keeps them up at night.
Anyway check the video out there’s lots more here for the curious and the obsessive, enjoy!
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