Originally Posted by Xerp
I would go in as a meat-eater, or go into cake making.. Basically get a Pantry cook or Baking job and thats all you would ever be if you dont want to eat meat.. But I cant see any chef grow unless they taste everything they make.. I Dont let my cooks get away with it even if they tell me they dont like to eat it.. If you cant taste the food and give yourself or another chef your opinion you need to stay within your boundaries and avoid jobs like that if you cant get over vegetarianism,
This is quite possibly the most insane/rediculous thing I have read on this website in a very long time, especially coming from somebody who says they are a Sous Chef. I bet you are a disciple of either Gordon Ramsay or Anthony Bourdain, although Gordon has seen that even a vegetarian menu done right can have some soul. Dont get me wrong, I am a meat eating, bacon loving, incisor using chef, but I dont hold peoples beliefs against them, especially people looking for a start.
Did you know that Charlie Trotter has offered a 12+ course full vegan tasting menus in his restaurant for 15 years, as has Grant Achatz, Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adria along with several other top name chefs, there are even some full vegetarian restaurants in the US that are exquisite. You may be well served to seek some out and give them a try, it may be an educational experience for you.