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Whats up? I am intrested in working in a diffrent country. I have about six years experence some mangment but mostly line cooking i also have about two years of cullianry school. My question is what more do i need to do here in the U.S. before i even try to go overseas?
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There are similar threads on the boards with alot of insight into this situation.

Make sure you know where you want to start off, have the according paperwork in line, and reserve accomidations loooong before arival. Having something lined up can be crucial depending on the destination.

Work can be easy to find overseas. Depends on where you apply. And the currency difference( as far as earnings), takes a bit to get used to.
If you have a strong resume, it can be an asset, but in alot of situations, you'll have to "pay some dues", and just work it out. It"s like finding a good posisition here in the US, just alot further from your comfort zone.

I had an awesome time working in Sheffield/Rotheram, and in the Netherlands. Working in Coasta Rica, was an experience, but A BIIIIG difference from working in europe.

Where are you thinking of working?
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I have worked on a the hawaiin islands and i learnd alot and it was very fun costa rica would be nice or in europe.
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Yes, work can be easy to find...

Whether or not you can get the work visas allowing you to do so is something else entirely.

In Australia it is virtually impossible unless you can do something that a resident or citizen can't do. I don't know what the case is in European Countries, but I'm guessing they have similar work stipulations. I do know that my most recent look on the DIMA website for Oz mentioned that cullinary skills were high on the list of desirable immigration professions so that may very well be the case for other Commonwealth countries: Ireland, England...like that.

So before you devote a lot of money and travel time to what might end up a frustrating and futile experience I would personally first decide where, (or a few options) then look into the how.

You might want to apply online to a variety of places and see what you get.

Some countries require that you have a job (read:sponsor) already lined up in which case your potential employer will help you with the necessary visas and immigration issues.

Good luck with it.

April
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Greetings from Baku, I would say it depends on what type of position you are looking for. Contract caterers are always crying out for good catering managers and cooks but you could find yourself in some not so holiday destinations. I have been doing contract management for five years and have found myself in Angola, Iraq, Nigeria, Kazakstan (Good place) and now in Baku. The pros are good salarys (tax free) and good time off (often work rotation), the down side is,low budgets, long hours and of course see destinations:rolleyes: !!!!
The hotel industry is fine too but often long hours and low pay for anyone starting out abroad puts people off.
You will need recognised qualifications for work visas with any job you choose abroad.
Anyway, good luck in what ever you choose to do, if you are ever passing by Azerbijan feel free to drop in:D
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wandering chef, im a aussie chef having a look around, 1st choice asia, 2nd choice anywhere else - if your looking drop me a line or a pm
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