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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The Social Chef: An Appetizing Dish of Transparency

Chefs are no longer blurred faces masked behind counters, hidden in kitchens, with only plates of edible artistry to hint at their presence. Over the past decade, more chefs have become celebrities, thanks to TV outlets like Bravo’s Top Chef, Food Network’s Next Iron Chef, and a slew of cooking shows hosted by over-the-top personalities like Paula Deen and Rachel Ray. As a byproduct of such entertainment exposure, a greater percentage of the masses - both foodies and non-foodies alike - have become more in-tune to the overall dining experience, from conception to consumption. But forget television: Realistically, most chefs aren’t Food Network celebrities, and the typical life of a chef is far from glamorous. The big shift in today’s chef-consumer relationship lies in the transparency and accessibility of social and digital media channels - namely, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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