I can not believe I am reading this from Professional Chefs.
Maybe they will change the name of this forum to Casual Chefs Forum.
It is the "baby boomers" that is the majority of "Fine Dinning" customers.
Most of the "yuppies" don't visit "Fine Dinning or Country Clubs" often.
That's why the "casual and franchises" have become so popular.
If the "Fine Dinning" restaurants and clubs have to relax dress codes
to be competitive then they will have to reduce prices and guess what will happen
to Exec. Chef's $80K+ position.
It will be replaced with kitchen manager for $30K or less
serving frozen food made in Witchita or Omaha.( no offence Kansas and Nebraska)
It may even be made in Mexico or China.
We have down graded our schools for the minority
please don't tell me I will have to eat with them too.
( I think I'll go be a hermit in the mountains)