CULINTRO A Community for Restaurant Professionals

Food Writer Challenge Guidelines


  • Culintro requests that pitches be submitted on the FIRST day of each month. 
  • Culintro will contact the winning contestant to write an article (400-550 words in length) by the 10th day of the month.
  • The winner will have 2 weeks to complete their article submission. All articles must be received NO LATER THAN the 22nd of each month.
  • Culintro will include a blurb and link to the winning article in the ‘Culintro à la Carte’ E-Newsletter to all of its members.
  • The Winning Article will be published in Food&Beverage Magazine in an upcoming month and will also run on the magazine’s website,

Additional information on Food&Beverage Magazine Internship

  • The winner will arrange all internship details including starting date with F&B Magazine.
  • Internship requires a minimum of 8 hours per week (Food&Beverage Magazine is flexible with days and hours).
  • Winner will intern directly under Francine Cohen, Editor-in-Chief, and work in every aspect of the magazine’s production including, but not limited to: editorial research and contributions, strategic planning, magazine production and circulation, and advertising/marketing.

Win the next Challenge!!  Focus your pitch, know your Food&Beverage audience!

  • Food&Beverage is a trade publication, talking to industry folks, not consumers.   
  • F&B readers are employed in the front and the back of the house, and beyond.  
  • Key decision makers in their own right, they range from restaurateurs, hoteliers, nightclub and bar managers, executive chefs, f&b directors, purveyors, marketers and mixologists, to junior level people like line cooks and bar backs who are just entering the business.
  • No matter what  their position they are all looking to better their business practices.  And they have one thing in common.  They love the food/beverage and hospitality industry.  They are excited about service.  They are passionate about food.  And they work really long and hard hours.
  • Any free time subscribers spend reading Food & Beverage Magazine should be of benefit to them.  Our stories must provide some sort of business benefit/“aha” moment.  
  • It can be an introduction to a new product, an opinion about a trend, insight into new technology or best business practices, or any topic that will enlighten them on culinary and restaurant operations.
Submit your pitch now!

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