However, how well do hotels like the Plaza, Waldorf, Esex House pay with lets 4-5 years solid exp.. Do they pay more because they have the hotel backing?
12-13.oo dollars sound about right?
Do high volume times square/midtown places pay good? Olives, Mesa Grill, Les Helles?
Does a Michelin* (high volume) place like Union City Cafe pay well? What about a place like Gotham Bar and grill, or the Spotted Pig?
I'm definatley not trying to sellout for the dollar, but I need to work my way through culinary school(FCI) and help support a wife, just like many others out there. I would like to stage and do a formal apperentiship/intership as well.
Lastly, I'm not trying be snooty....I'm just trying be able to budget myself and most importatntly know what the heck I'm getting myself into to.
Any respones are welcome! Thanks