|By Zeke (Zeke) on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 02:59 am: Edit|
The Head of the culinary dept in my school was at an Escoffer dinner party last nite. Today he tells me that he has 4 chefs ready to hire me as an intern. Now rememeber I just started the program this semester, and while I can cook and have cooked as a line cook, I'm still a novice at real food. I'm flattered that he thinks highly of me but I know that I'm not ready for this yet. I do want to do this as soon as possible to add to want i'm learning and I realise that I'm gonna be a grunt in the kitchen. What I'd like to find out from you pros is where should I be skill wise and what the hell do I tell the Chef so I get the jig? I don't mind scrubing floors or filtering the fryer. It's part of the job.
I'm having trouble giving up a job where I get paid $10.30 hr to study and be nice to rich poeple who tip well at Christmas.
|By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 07:02 pm: Edit|
How much are you going to get paid as an apprentice...with some experience????
If it's not worth it economically, you have to make the economic call! Do you have a family to support? Do you live at home? Do you really want to learn the business???
In your heart you will know the answer one way or the other.
|By Zeke (Zeke) on Friday, November 01, 2002 - 04:15 am: Edit|
Yes I have a family to support. My wife will be getting her Economics degree well before I finish. Money is only going to be a factor for a while. I will take an internship as soon as possible, which may be a year or so out. I also HAVE to have a minimum of 1500 hrs in the industry before I can graduate. I'm more concerned about going in and not being able to pull my weight than the money.
|By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Friday, November 01, 2002 - 06:07 am: Edit|
Don't worry about not pulling your weight if you have a good work ehtic; it will come in time.
|By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Saturday, November 02, 2002 - 11:24 pm: Edit|
the chef see's something in you, right?
get your ass in there and make him and us proud!!!
never give up !
never surrender !
the money will come. trust it.