The foodies

Those that spend time and energy learning about food, thinking about food, playing with food, these people call themselves foodies.  A somewhat, self declared, non professional expert in what the world should like to eat.  Often times, I encounter such a guest at one of my Kenmare Catering event tastings.  It’s usually not the host or hostess of the impending event, it’s usually a tag along extra that convinces the, not so confident clients, that they would be lost and hopeless without their invaluable and undebatable expertise.  Serious, irrevocable,  menu mistakes could be made that could forever tarnish the culinary reputation of the hosts! That is why this foodies opinion is non negotiable.

That all comes to a screeching halt when they encounter an actual culinary artist.  I design, create and practice listening for the vision of the client. I give them their right to override the preconceived ideas that menus have to follow rules.  This is their party and its their choices that need celebrating.

Now, I say to you little “foodie”,  it’s time to take your amateur culinary opinion ball and go home. Face it, it’s just not about you in the long run, it’s about them.

How many of you know one of these food bullies?  Do you feel that your opinions on food are less valuable or even wrong when you are around them?  Do you like it and learn from them or are you just annoyed?

Katie O'Reilly
Katie O'Reilly
Truly a trendsetter, Culinary Artist Katie O’Reilly is a wholly unique talent in the overcrowded food industry. Her all-encompassing knowledge of all things food, combined with her artistic passion and educated and extensive palette, and added to the fact that she feeds over 40,000 guests each year, has elevated Katie’s culinary designs to the rarefied air of creativity and flavor profiles that only the top chefs enjoy.


  1. vieve says:

    Wow I know a few foodies but luckily those people are enjoyable to be around and don’t force their opinion. But I do have a few people that I don’t hangout with that come to mind that could be known as being a bully. Great blog!!

  2. Dorothy says:

    I never encounter a food bully! I know they exist but stating an opinion at a tasting is normal and that is why your there. Sometimes your faced with inadequate food especially for a dance where a lot of money has been spent on tickets I have been spoiled because I have only the best to compare it to.good food conquers all.

  3. Peter Gonzales says:

    I have so met people like this, but come to think of it, those same people are just really opinionated about other things too! Then they have these areas where they”Don’t care” about other subjects, that I happen to have some interest and experience, even expertise. Writing this comment, I realize that it is a general character defect in them!!

  4. S says:

    I definitely know a few foodies, most of them are the type of people though who think their opinion is the only right one, both with food and other things.

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