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If I become a chef would I have to work every weekend?

Poll Results: Would I have to work every Saturday and Sunday night if I were a chef?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 85% of voters (6)
    Yes
  • 14% of voters (1)
    No
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi I was hoping for some advice. I have two children from a previous relationship and have an agreement to have them every other weekend saturday night to sunday night. I would really love to become a chef and applied for a trainee chef job and they said it would not be suitable as the weekend is their busiest period. Do you think everywhere will be the same or will some places be able to accommodate this in your professional experience?

 

Many thanks...

post #2 of 6

This is a "work first, everything else later" environment, if you want to make it anywhere, that is.

 

Good luck, that will be like finding half a needle in a haystack.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for taking the time to reply :)

post #4 of 6

IN MOST CASES YOU WILL WORK ALL WEEKENDS. During the week may be 8 to 12 hours a day 6 days weekly total sometimes 7.

    Some Food service companies run school or office cafeterias etc . they would be 5 days no weekends unless parties on weekend.

    . I missed my daughter grownig up, don't you. It is not worth it.

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 #5 of 6

Typically, yes, you will, but there are always employers out there that will work with you.  If you have a set schedule so see your kids, let your potential employer about the situation and see if they can accommodate.  If they are wishy washy on the issue, they'll probably schedule you when they can.  Take caution, but dont think working the weekends is the end all be all.

post #6 of 6

Most owners dont give a D.    Corp owned a little different some times

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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