I'm seeking information on how to travel abroad and work in other countries. I would like to use the restaurant industry as a mode of travel--working my way across a few countries in Europe. In looking to see if this is actually possible, and not just a pipe dream, I'm trying to get a couple of questions answered. If you guys have any of this information, I would be extremely appreciative!
1) What are the work visa laws? Is it possible to get paid to work for a full year in the EU? Simply put, I do not have the money to be able to work for free.
2) What qualifications are necessary to even be paid as a line cook in an upscale (preferably) restaurant? Would a degree from the French Culinary Institute, for instance, cut it as an alternative to a completed apprenticeship in France? Should I be looking into other degree options/schools?
3) Are there any websites/literature available that cover this topic?
Thanks so much