GlobalData research has found the biggest foodservice critics influencers based on their performance and engagement online. Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Food Service has named ten of the most influential foodservice critics on Twitter during Q3 2020.

Biggest foodservice critics influencers: The top ten in Q3 2020

1. Best Recipes (@BestRecipesUK)

Best Recipes UK is a food blog founded in 2011 by Victoria Fox, a food and cooking enthusiast. The blog caters to all the food connoisseurs and is maintained by a team of experts from the restaurant industry. It offers various recipes including, barbecue, baking, breakfast, desserts and comfort food.

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Best Recipes also reviews different types of foods including continental, Italian and English cuisines.

Twitter followers: 200,444

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Louisa Clements (@Living_Lou)

Louisa Clements is the founder of Canadian food blog She is also a marketing manager at Key, a real estate and fintech company. She is passionate about food and enjoys both eating and cooking, while creating simple and tasty recipes.

Clements also contributes food articles for newspapers and has a year’s experience in the test kitchen of Canada’s most famous women’s lifestyle magazine.

Twitter followers: 22,038

GlobalData influencer score: 91

 3. Kimberly Toureiro (@KitchenSprout)

Kimberly Toureiro is a food, wine and culinary specialist. She owns and maintains the blog, where she shares her wine and culinary knowledge, along with football related articles.

Toureiro also contributes fan articles for Our Turf Football, an all-women football club.

Twitter followers: 11,714

GlobalData influencer score: 66

4. Niamh Shields (@eatlikeagirl)

Niamh Shields is a food and travel writer at, a food and travel blog launched in 2007. Her blog has been listed as one of the top food blogs in the Times, and the Telegraph.

Shields is also a recipe developer and is the author of a cooking book containing roughly 160 recipes. She specialises in drink, travel, writing and food and conducts cooking classes.

Twitter followers: 48,151

GlobalData influencer score: 63

 5. Arie Parikesit (@arieparikesit)

Arie Parikesit is the founder and chief culinary officer at Kelanarasa Culinary Solutions, a culinary event and media management company. He also owns and maintains the blog, where he shares his food and dining experiences.

Parikesit worked as chief logistician at USAID – East Timor Transition Project. He is a former international development professional and has hosted the food programme on Kelana Rasa on Trans TV, a YouTube channel.

Twitter followers: 152,184

GlobalData influencer score: 60


6. Karen Booth (@KarenBurnsBooth)

Karen Booth is a food and travel writer who founded the website, a food-based website. She is a member of The Guild of Food Writers apart from being a recipe developer, consultant chef, food stylist, photographer and travel enthusiast.

Booth is an expert in culinary travel, baking, eclectic recipes, seasonal ingredients and British cuisine. She has worked as a writer with various companies including Waitrose & Partners and Tesco.

Twitter followers: 19,197

GlobalData influencer score: 52

7. Robyn Eckhardt (@EatingAsia)

Robyn Eckhardt is a food and travel journalist, author, recipe developer and educator based out of Italy. She contributes articles to top global publications including Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The New York Times, Food & Wine, Gastronomica among others.

Eckhardt also developed recipes for American and European food and beverage producers. She has written many essays on Asian street food culture for a National Geographic publication named Food Journeys of a Lifetime.

Twitter followers: 54,166

GlobalData influencer score: 51

8. Alejandra Ramos (@alwaysalejandra)

Alejandra Ramos is a TV Host, and food and lifestyle writer. She founded, a food and entertainment blog. She contributes periodically to different publications including The Huffington Post, the Oprah Magazine and The New York Post to name a few.

Ramos is also a culinary professional with interest in original recipes and has collaborated on recipes with top clients including Netflix, Target, Starbucks and Sara Lee.

Twitter followers: 14,715

GlobalData influencer score: 51

9. Kavita Favelle (@kavey)

Kavita Favelle is the founder of, a food and travel blog focused on experiencing life. She has contributed more than 40 food and travel articles to a luxury magazine and writes content for various websites.

Favelle is also a travel enthusiast and has been globetrotting for the past two and a half decades to countries such as Argentina, Canada, Croatia, France and Lebanon.

Twitter followers: 10,822

GlobalData influencer score: 51

 10. Julie Van Rosendaal (@dinnerwithjulie)

Julie Van Rosendaal is a food columnist on CBC radio and a contributing food editor for Globe and Mail. She is a cook and author, who founded the blog, which provides information on recipes, cookbooks and events.

Rosendaal previously owned a catering business and bakery and has been sharing recipes for more than a decade.

Twitter followers: 26,803

GlobalData influencer score: 51


GlobalData’s influencer identification framework identifies influencers based on relevance; size of network, connections and followers; engagement levels with their content and analysis and input from sector experts. Influencers are then evaluated on a series of specific topic-related keywords used over the period and weighted by engagement metrics.