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Submit Your Certified Foodie Profile

We are building a community of "foodies" where you can share information with other "foodies" that share your taste in food, wine and travel. Most important of all, we want this community to be fun and promote the love we share for food, wine and travel. Imagine a place where you can find new restaurants, recipes, wines or travel destinations. Now imagine how much better it would be if you could read credible reviews from people that like the same things you do. That place is here – Cooking Wine and Travel™!

We want to bring credibility to this discussion by creating a forum where "Certified Foodie™" can share information about their favorite food, wine and travel experiences. Anyone can visit our site, but only a Certified Foodie™ can post information and reviews, and each review will include their profile so you can compare their tastes to yours.

Anyone can join as a Community Member and have the option of receiving our monthly newsletter that includes our Recipe of the Month, and the latest restaurant reviews from our Certified Foodies™.

You are also welcome to take our "Certified Foodie™" quiz and test your knowledge of food and wine. If you pass this test you will have the option of submitting your profile to become one of our Certified Foodies™. All profiles will be reviewed and graded by our panel of experts to determine if you are eligible to be one of our Certified Foodie™ and be allowed to post restaurant reviews.

Being a Certified Foodie™ is not simply based what you know about food and wine, or the experiences and training that you have had. It is just as much about your passion and perspective about great food, wine and travel. Foodies don’t just wine and dine; they are food and wine explorers seeking out new and interesting experiences regardless of price or setting. They also understand that a great experience requires everyone involved being responsible for their role in the experience. I would compare a great dining experience to ballroom dancing – someone must lead, someone must follow, but everyone must dance. If you want to become on of our Certified Foodies™, please read and agree to the following rules:

I understand and agree to the following:
  1. In order to maintain the credibility of our site, Certified Foodies™ are prohibited from posting reviews for any restaurant or property that they have had any association with in any capacity, including but not limited to owner, operator, employee or investor.
  2. Provide accurate information for your profile. Do not falsify information or pretend to be someone else. Your profile will be attached to any reviews that you post.
  3. Approval as a Certified Foodie™ will in the sole and absolute discretion of the site administrator.
  4. Keep your reviews productive and on topic. Brevity is the key, so please limit your reviews to 250 words or less. The site administrator reserves the right to edit out redundancy or verbosity, but we are not a "proofreader," so typos or grammatical errors may not be corrected.
  5. Any reviews that you post must be accurate and represent an objective and professional viewpoint. Note that you participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.
  6. This is a public forum. Once your comment is posted online, everyone with Internet access can read it. Please make your comment clear to ensure that it is not misunderstood. You can express a strong opinion but please do so remembering that you are responsible for what you submit. Please also consider how your comment could be received by others, particularly those from other countries, cultures, genders, age groups, and so on.
  7. Posting personal information about other people is not permitted.
  8. Do not post content which you have copied from someone else and for which you do not have the copyright.
  9. Advertising is not permitted, nor is soliciting anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind.
  10. The main purpose of this site is to promote great food, wine and travel experiences, therefore, do not post anything that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, sexually explicit, obscene, abusive, violates other's privacy rights, or contains confidential, non-public information about products, services or companies.
  11. Please be sensitive to other and not post anything that degrades others on basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference or disability.
  12. Do not engage in link baiting (embedding a link in your post to draw traffic to your own site). For cross marketing opportunities, please contact the site administrator.
  13. Be polite and do not use profanity. Blatant rudeness or severely negative comments will not be tolerated (Profanity with punctuation substituted for letters -- such as %#!$ -- is also not allowed). Except for limited use to show emphasis, do not type your comments in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. This is the online equivalent of yelling and is considered rude.
  14. Failure to follow any of these rules may result in your comments being deleted. Flagrant or repeat offenders may have their user accounts deactivated at the discretion of the site administrator.
This policy is subject to change without prior notice.

Begin The Process By Joining

To begin the process of becoming a Certified FoodieTM click the button below to join and then take our Certified Foodie QuizTM.