Besides schlepping around stuffing your face, the job will also involve writing a detailed report for each meal and publishing a social media post about your experience (any of you Foodstagrammers looking for a new gig?). Inspectors are also expected to remain strictly anonymous while working, so as not to tip off any front- or back-of-house staff and subsequently receive special treatment. In short, it's all about assuming the role of one of the culinary world's most formidable spies.
There are no official details on what you'd get paid for the gig (cost of meals and travel is obviously covered), though a former Inspector revealed in a 2004 interview with The Guardian that the salary is comparable to that of a grade school teacher's. That may seem meager, but consider the fact that most of us would be paying out the wazoo for the opportunity to chow down at just one Michelin-starred restaurant, and that's not a bad deal at all.
h/t Tasting Table
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