Re: [Czechlist] Non-cooking celebrity chef...
- Those people who advertise the latest kitchen gadgets are called "pitch men" in the US. It's a profession with a long history and is often passed down from one generation to the next. Most of them gain their experience on the street in heavily frequented tourist areas before they show up on TV.
I don't see anything wrong with using "kitchen expert", since he's obviously not a cooking expert. I'll bet you could even get away with "cooking celebrity", "kitchen celebrity" or even "food celebrity". These would mean he is famous, he has something to do with food or the kitchen, but he isn't necessarily skilled at anything.
On Apr 7, 2013, at 4:26 AM, Charles Stanford wrote:
> Can someone give me some inspiration please.... I am translating some
> horrible marketing thing for one of those television advertising channels
> (it's actually in German but I don't want to post it on ProZ and it is more
> that I cannot find the right word in English). They talk about a
> "Kuchenexperte aus zahlreichen TV-shows" - i.e. literally a "kitchen expert
> from numerous TV-shows". I was going to call him a "top celebrity chef" but
> now am not so sure because he doesn't seem to be famous for actually
> cooking things - he is more one of those people who advertise the latest
> gimmick for chopping up vegetables. I don't want to use "kitchen expert"
> and am now in a bit of a funk. Any ideas please? What are these people
> known as?
> Thank you.
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- Sorry to have been rude and not thanked you all before for your input on
the non-cooking celebrity chef - much appreciated
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