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Hello! I've been told that if you move from a restaurant to another every 6-12 months you gain experience faster and is better for the rest of the career. Is it true? And if you also have any other advices for a sushi chef being at the begin of the road, I would really apreciate.

post #2 of 4

If your quick on your feet it's true you can learn a lot from moving around as long as you get hired at quality establishments that can teach you what you want to learn. The down side is if you burn through those places what will be left of your reputation and where do you go next? It's never a good thing down the road to to have every position you have held showing less than a year. Remember you can always stage and if you keep your eyes open you can often pick some tid bit up just walking through another kitchen. I would never suggest taking a job that you don't intend to keep at least a year unless you are in school or doing an externship etc.

 

Dave

I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food.
Paul Prudhomme
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I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food.
Paul Prudhomme
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post #3 of 4

By moving that much you scare a future employer . He thinks why should he invest time and effort teaching you when you wont even last a year..

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #4 of 4

what you learn in the first year and the first 4 seasons ,you can fine tune the next year and following 4 seasons ,you will also see people like yourself who are shortstayers and your knowledge will be valuable to them and in turn give you a great opportunity to experience delegation instruction and support skills.These are extremely valuable as you grow.

Those passing through will give their interpretation of what they think and you will see many variations of a theme.

If you need to get a different angle take a 2nd job,and if you've been at one place a while you probably have a better opportunity for set hours, allowing the 2nd job

also you don't have to move as much and you might make some friends.

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