Moving on up?
GO!...first off if you're already thinking about it, you're halfway there.....i would tell your current chef exactly what you said here....no chef thinks there crew is going to stick around forever, especially at your tender age...people come and go where life takes them. any chef worth their salt would be more than happy to see their mentees 'movin on up' with new opportunities.....if you are stagnant then your chef has taught you what you need to know about your position...no kitchen can teach you all and everything, as every kitchen is different with different restaurant styles.....learning is the fun part of all this ...if you don't want to learn and learn from the best, you may as well work at mickey d's...it's safer...my guess is that your'e not in this to play it 'safe' though....best of luck to you....go, go go!
Edited by durangojo - 7/17/12 at 7:09am
food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all Harriet Van Horne
I would talk to your current Chef letting him know that you have been given an offer to move and grow, and that you are seriously thinking of
taking the job. You will know by his reaction what you should do. If he freaks out give your notice, if he comes back with an offer of more money, better hours, ect.. then decide what is better for you. You have to decide what is best for you not what is best for the place you are working.
I've taken the gig guys.
Thanks for the advice
Making more money for increasing your talent and ability is not selling out-it's called making a living.
Ask any restaurant owner if he does it for the art of it and the answer will be a resounding NO. They do it to earn a living and create something new and wonderful.
Doing what's good for you and your life is not being a sell-out, it's being true to yourself.
Go for it, but don't burn the bridge. Your current chef has probably been in your shoes more than once and made similar decisions.
If he reacts badly-he's just being small.
Moderators-I thought there was a language filter on this site.
Meez-keep it clean here and at work. There are youngsters who frequent this site and you undermine your talent by using such language.