Was just wondering if this has happened to any Exec or Head Chefs?
Ever fixed up a restaurant, got the ratings down to number two in the whole city, sorted out the stock and theft problems, brought in loads of new clients (Fixed Group Bookings), Created an amazing menu, Trained the chefs to brilliance, found great suppliers, then go on holiday and get back to, "we don't need you anymore" ? i put it down to resigning (which was what they asked) and we parted on kind of a good note.
Bit of a rant, i know, but what gets me is there was no sign of any appreciation.
Not worried job wise, i was snatched up in a day by another restaurant.
My worry is, what happens to my menu, my signature dishes? Can i take them to the new restaurant, which competes with the old one? When i told my chefs i was leaving, they all wanted to follow me to the new restaurant, including the wait staff and restaurant manager. I know it would be highly unethical to do that, but should I?
I doubt this may have happened to anyone, but anything close, what would you do? what did you do? any advise would be great.