I need help. I'm getting a new job sometime in the next 4 months as a chef of a new pub. What I need to know is how I should staff it?
The menu is pretty basic stuff, about 30 items, but we will be doing all prep in house from french fries and salad dressings to bread and pastry. The menu consists of soup, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, nachos, wings, fish n chips. We're going to be open 10am to 10pm seven days a week.
The way I see it is that I need 4 people, not including dishwashers. One opener, two floaters, and one closer. Plus two of the cooks need days off so I can give it to them on the non busy weekdays. So far it's just me and the GF, and while we don't need any days off, at some point I'm thinking we'll need to hire a fifth cook so that we can relax a little.
So, anyone have any thoughts on the matter?
P.S. I've been getting mixed reviews from people about working with my girlfriend. We're a serious couple, we've been together for 3 years and are moving in together in the fall. Anyone have any thoughts on working with your significant other?