Being an inspector for the Michelin Guide might very well be a dream job for the avid gourmand. However, the laundry list of qualifications and requirements is long.
For example, the average Michelin inspector spends three weeks a month on the road, traveling the equivalent of about 30,580 km a year, and eating 250 restaurant meals. And it’s not good enough simply to be a sophisticated and galloping gourmand.
At the top of the job qualification list is a bachelor’s degree in culinary, food studies, hotel management or equivalent degree, plus at least five years of experience in the hotel or restaurant industry.
Not good at keeping secrets? You’ll find this job challenging as anonymity is likewise high on the list: “Integrity, discretion and respect for requirement of anonymity.”
Candidates must also be good writers and strong photographers.