Rivitman, you're only earning $25k USD per year to be the head chef of a busy kitchen?!?!!? I find that very hard to believe...I did not realize that the salaries in the states are so out of whack with the rest of the world. Chefs in Canada, that run reputable, busy kitchens have been known to earn upwards of $50000 per year, plus bonuses, perks and benefits! Pack your bags! :crazy: Running a restaurant in a metropolitan setting can net you $100K plus.