I have been working as a sous chef for a little over a year at an upscale Italian restaurant in a small resort town. I have a lot of skills and many years of cooking experience. When I first started at this restaurant I could tell from my stage, my "interview", the quality and attitudes of the other cooks that this place had some problems. Still, I took the job. It quickly became apparent that the Chef lacks even basic competence in cooking with a limited knowledge of technique, classic flavors or food science. He's also disorganized, not a clean worker and not a real leader or mentor in the kitchen. Basically he was the last man standing when people who worked there years ago quit and he was given the job by the absentee owner. The owner and GM do most of the bookwork and ordering.
So for over a year I've had to fight the good fight to try to lift or maintain food quality, run the kitchen, mentor culinary grads, defuse confrontations, and cook damn near everthing. I have always taken the high road and had the chefs back in the kitchen, even though i vent to my family when i get home.
I am currently planning my exit strategy and hopefully in three or four months i will be going on to something better. When I leave I would very much like to let the Chef know what a hack i think he is and tell the owner what is really going on in his restaurant but I probably won't. What would you do?