Foodable Drops Chef Todd English From Top 100 Social Chefs Guide

Foodable Drops Chef Todd English From Top 100 Social Chefs Guide

Earlier this year, Foodable released its first Top 100 Social Chefs featuring the top-performing U.S. chefs in the digital space. As Foodable gears up to release the anticipated rankings for 2018 in January, a new policy has been implemented.

Foodable is dropping Chef Todd English from its Top 100 Social Chefs ranking due to sexual harassment allegations that arose in November.

This is what Foodable’s editor-in-chief, Paul Barron, had to say on the subject as he detailed the new Foodable policy:

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A Salute to Some of Dallas's Social Chefs

Oh, hey social chefs. We’re a big fan of you. (So much so, in fact, that we’ve written a whole [free] report on who the social chefs of the year are. Hello, shameless plug.) Honestly though, when it comes to free marketing via social media, why not show off what you’ve got in the kitchen and beyond? Whether to engage with fans and restaurant-goers or to simply post lots of #foodporn (c’mon now, it’s not the same without the #hashtag), Dallas chefs like John Tesar and Tiffany Derry, among others, are pretty socially active. And are worth following, not just for their food knowledge, but to get to know their personalities — which are under-the-radar comical — outside of the kitchen. Read More

Photo Credit: Twitter

Photo Credit: Twitter

Why Are Some Chefs Shunning #FoodPorn?

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Foodable WebTV Network

We love social chefs as much as we love their food. And part of the allure to try that food in the first place is the awareness of what these chefs are whipping up. Luckily for us, social media – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram especially – gives chefs the tools needed to provide a behind-the-scenes look at succulent dishes outside of the restaurant’s four walls. Also known as #foodporn, guests are also snapping shots of their beautifully presented dishes. But some chefs in France and New York City are shunning the thought of food photography in their establishments. “There is a time and place for everything,” said Alexandre Gauthier, a chef in France. “Our aim is to create a special moment in time for our clients. And for that, you have to switch off your phone.” Read More

Who Are the Top 50 Social Chefs of 2013-2014?

Who Are the Top 50 Social Chefs of 2013-2014?

Through our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index, and in conjunction with DigitalCoCo, we evaluated 8,937 chefs across the country who engaged in a total of 23.2 million conversations in 2013. That’s an average of more than 2,500 conversations for each chef over the last year! 

Because social media embraces brevity, we narrowed down the list to the Top 50 Social Chefs from coast to coast. The four factors looked at for scoring purposes include engagement, sentiment, influence, and location-based action data to determine the list. If you think all the chefs are in New York and Los Angeles, you’ve got more than a few surprises coming to you. 

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