So, basically I am looking for advice on what job you think would be the most beneficial to take. I'm in culinary school, and while I know its recommended that you go work in a restaurant first.. I didn't. I should have, but it was a lot harder to leave the job that I had, so... I have no experience, that's the bottom line.
I've been looking for a job recently, and have had 2 interviews, and have another coming up. I figured it would be best to think through my options now, and look for advice in case I am offered the job. So if I was offered all three jobs, which would be the most beneficial for me?:
1. One of the best restaurants in the area as a banquet server. I think that it would benefit me to get a full scope of a restaurant and be well rounded; and learning front of house would be good to know. Also there is a chance that if I offer to stage or start at the bottom I may be able to get a foot in the door of this top notch restaurant.
2. This job is as a prep cook in a very fancy establishment that focuses on weddings; but is a seasonal job. The position is for prep cook, and they are willing to work with me even with me not having experience. It is a nice place, and I would benefit from learning to cook in a fine dining. On the other hand, I would like to in the long run work in top restaurants, and I think it may be better if I work in a restaurant, over catering.
3. This restaurant is a sister restaurant with the first one, but not quite on the same level (probably the least fancy food). This job is also for a prep position, which is obviously a plus. Eventually if I choose here, I think I would like to work my way up to eventually work in the first restaurant if possible. I would obviously have the plus side of working in a restaurant kitchen dealing with high volumes, and gaining good experience.
My dream would to be to work in some of the top restaurants in the country, if not the world, and eventually running one. I know that to achieve this I would need to work in top notch places. I mean I understand, that its a possibility none of them offer me the job, but if they were; which would be the best choice?