What is Mystery Diner?
- April 12, 2021
Have you been having difficulty finding a decent restaurant to patronize? Been searching for a unique bar to find innovative drinks curated by established mixologists? Maybe you are stumped with figuring out what to prepare for your guests that you are hosting for dinner this weekend? It seems as if we spend a lot of our free time thinking about food options and there are so many options that leaves you in a quandary. This is a common issue as the food scene has grown exponentially over the years and has become the second largest sector of the global economy. There are so many new restaurant and bar concepts on the rise, all raising the bar when it comes to culinary prowess and amenities. With this growing industry comes the interest of gastronomes in constant search for the best experiences locally and abroad.
How do we navigate this ever-expanding industry? How do we find the most appropriate experience that will satisfy the hunger for the new and unique? We rely heavily on the most popular and well known directories to aid us in our search for the ultimate gastronomic experience. These giants have become so commercialized that it is difficult to determine if the suggestions are authentic or if it is a paid feature. Even more problematic are the local “experts” that tend to judge emotionally and sometimes relentlessly, leaving restauranteurs with poor scores due to what is most likely an isolated event. Besides the lack of authenticity you also become inundated with suggestions that are based on number of reviews which in turn could result in a national chain being the “best restaurant” in whatever area you are searching in. All of these issues make it difficult for a true “foodie” to find what they are looking for.
Mystery Diner addresses these challenges in a creative way that involves vetting of reviewers and promoting a dialogue between the community and restauranteurs. The review process includes a combination of both subjective and objective data to create an overall rating. In an attempt to avoid giving poor scores due to a single inconvenience that is out of restauranteurs control and would inaccurately represent that restaurant’s experience each point awarded is broken down into components. There is also a community score that sums up the average rating provided by you, the mystery diner community. This 2 way scoring allows for a more realistic score that minimizes the impact of personal feelings and delivers a more constructive response.
We also provide food and drink recipes curated by our Mystery Diner team that have all been trialed in test kitchens. You will find tutorial videos that are fun and relatable as we invite guests to engage with our favorite viewers. As a foodie it is important to make food and fun the focus of deliverables. We also practice inclusivity and strive to connect all cultures through sharing ingredients, popular dishes, and techniques that cross international borders.
The ultimate goal of Mystery Diner is to provide a safe, all-encompassing environment that you can utilize to satisfy your craving for food and entertainment related content so please like, comment, and share with all that would agree that FOOD IS LIFE!