Hey, new here. not sure what section to post this in. but anyway..
I just graduated from culinary school (baking and pastry) in oct.2010, took an externship at a private bakery that supplies desserts/bread to a group of upscale restaurants, got hired, and have been working there ever since.
Things are going well at the bakery, but I need more money. Ive gotten 2 raises there and I shouldn't expect much more.
I think a good option would be working in a bakery in the morning, and a restaurant at night.
I don't have any restaurant experience other than a pizza chain i was working at in high school for 2 years.
I need another job soon, like in about a month hopefully, and I saw an upscale spanish restaurant with an ad for a pastry cook.
My current boss said the chef there is very mean, and yells way too much/ex drug addict.
I dont take those attitudes well at all, but its the only option I really see right now.
So I guess my question is, does this sound like something im even qualified to apply for? or would you need more info to judge..
I was thinking maybe I could try apply for a line cook position somewhere??, but I dont have any savory cooking experience.
also, does working a 6-7 hour day at a bakery then spending maybe 6-8-? hours at night at the restaurant sound even doable in terms of stamina...
thanks for any advice.