“Foodion” is a social media platform for food, where you can connect with the industry professionals such as chefs, service staff, sommelier, bartenders, restaurant creators, and producers.
You can save, post and share things about food, and check posts shared by other fellow chefs.
It is great for food professionals, as well as culinary students, trainees, people looking to open a restaurant, and foodies who just love to eat around.
■ What you can do on Foodion
1. Post food-related pictures
On Foodion, you can post and share a variety of images relating to food, including your own work and those discovered during food tours alone with the restaurant information.
2. Connect with food professionals
You can follow famous chefs, and other people in the food industry to see their posts and communicate with them.
3. Create your own portfolio
You can create your own food selection and save them into portfolio.
4. See Foodion’s original contents
Every week, you can view original interviews and cooking videos presented by food professionals.
■ Foodion’s own contents
Popular posts on Foodion will be shown in “highlight”.
Food professionals around the world post images of their new creations, spread information about local food ingredients, and other food-related information.
Foodies are highly encouraged to post such information as well. For example, sharing information about your food tours may create an opportunity for you to meet chefs who share your interest.
2. Interviews of food professionals
Every week, there will be original interviews of famous, world-class chefs.
How did they end up in the food industry? Topics include: episodes during their early age, how they opened their own restaurant, their ideas on restaurant management and passion for food.
You can learn the story of chefs with Michelin stars or with France’s M.O.F title. You might enjoy going to eat at the restaurant of the chefs featured in the interview.
Sample interviewees: *Titles are omitted.
Alain Passard (Arpège), Arnaud Larher (Arnaud Larher), Angelo Musa (Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris), Hideki Ishikawa (Kagurazaka Ishikawa), Guy Martin (Le Grand Véfour), Shuzo Kishida (Quintessence), Christian Le Squer (Restaurant Le Cinq), Hiroyuki Sakai (La Rochelle), Hiroshi Sasaki (Gion Sasaki), Thierry Marx (Sur Mesure de Mandarin Oriental Hotel Paris), Pascal Barbot (Astrance), Yannick Alleno (Pavillon Ledoyen, Alléno Paris), Seiji Yamamoto(Ryugin), Hajime Yoneda (Restaurant HAJIME), etc.
３．Technique videos demonstrated by top chefs
You can watch a dish being created by first class chefs from start to finish.
The chefs carefully break down the process into parts, and elaborate on key points to watch out for.
■ Benefits of using Foodion
Food professionals and foodies from all over the world gather on Foodion every day. By following and connecting with them, you will not only be inspired, but also exchange information about unfamiliar foods.
• Translation is available for the posted contents. Try interacting with other food fellows around the world.
Posting food-related notes from your work may create an opportunity for you to be noticed by the food professionals around the world, possibly leading to new connections and discoveries.
Try using Foodion as a tool to broaden your potential.
■ Who should use Foodion?
Foodion is used not only by chefs, but also by food producers like farmers and fishermen, gourmet and foodies, and people with interest in food.
・Food professionals in the industry
・Current trainees and culinary students
・People in or interested in restaurant industry
・Food producers such as farmers, fishermen, and hunters
・People thinking of opening their own restaurant in the future
・People who like to cook
・People interested in food
・Gourmet and foodies