Michelin Guide Restaurant Inspection Process

Inspection Process

Who are the Michelin Guide’s restaurant inspectors and how are they evaluating their selected restaurants?

Envied by many around the world for having possibly the best job on the planet – The Michelin Guide Inspector. These people are employed by the Michelin Group to dine out regularly and put forth the best customer recommendations for hotels and restaurant experiences.

Most of these inspectors have studied in the best hospitality schools that the world has to offer, have lived and worked in various different countries and are collectively responsible for rating more than 40,000 hotels and restaurants in over 32 destinations across the continents.

Assessment Criteria

To maintain the independence of their opinion, the inspectors always dine out anonymously, pay for their meals, and subsequently rate their experience according to five publicly acknowledged assessment criteria:

  1. Quality of the Products
  2. Mastery of flavour and Cooking Techniques
  3. The Personality of the Chef in his Cuisine
  4. Value for Money
  5. Consistency between Visits


Core Values

Food trends and dining technologies may have come and gone, but for over a century, the Michelin Guide has held firm to its founding mission of fostering a culture of travel and eating out, and its promise of helping people make the right choice, based on six core values:

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