This chef is up on the latest trends and must-try ingredients. They tend to be extroverts and look to experts for guidance. “Foodies will carefully follow procedure and go to any length to secure the ingredients,” says Castrigno. “This chef will be extremely focused on the meal and have great reverence for the ingredients being used.” This type is all about trying new things, whether in the kitchen or anywhere else for that matter!
Spice Things Up: Get excited to try something new. Stay close at hand to the chef and be ready for surprises. Allow your foodie to get absorbed in the preparation of the meal and do your best to stay one step ahead by having necessary ingredients and equipment ready to go. Offer to do “side work,” such as preparing garnishes and accents like fresh herbs, lemon wedges, chopped nuts, etc. These chefs will use many different utensils so be prepared for a bit of a mess in the kitchen. Foodies love to share their discoveries, and your appreciation will show that your sense of wonder is intact -- a turn on for them.
“Open your mind and mouth for a sensual treat that will look fabulous, smell wonderful, and taste amazing,” says Castrigno. “Savor this meal, linger over it, relax and relive it afterwards. The dishes will still be there whenever you get to them.”