Daily bite: The Globe and Mail posts ad for Toronto restaurant critic

The Globe and Mail is hiring a new Toronto food critic for 2018

Globe and Mail Toronto food critic

These days, it's not too often that a high profile culinary writing job becomes up for grabs, but such is the case with The Globe and Mail's Toronto restaurant critic opening. Publicly posted before the weekend via social, the newspaper is currently accepting applications for anyone out there who has a love of dining, a solid foundation of culinary knowledge and an obvious aptitude for writing. Something that's not mentioned, but also strongly recommended--speaking from personal experience--would be a very thick skin.

"This is a freelance position with weekly reviews. Food knowledge and journalism experience required," reads two lines of the exciting new job posting on The Globe and Mail's deputy national editor, Nicole MacIntosh's Twitter feed.

The paper has been without a restaurant critic in the Toronto area for over a year. Eventually, rumours swirled that perhaps no one would be hired to replace its former critic, Chris Nuttall-Smith. Nuttall-Smith put in a solid ten years with the publication before leaving in September, 2016 to join the judging panel of the revamped Top Chef Canada series, as well as to record his new CBC podcast, The Fridge Light.

It will be interesting to see who decides to put their hat into the ring to attempt to fill this Toronto critic void.