I'm just starting out in the business and I've been asked to come into a restaurant to see "if I'm a good fit for a stage." My question is this... obviously I should not be going in there during peak service hours to talk to the head chef, so what's the appropriate protocol here? Do I go in right as the doors open at 5pm for dinner? Do I call/schedule a time ahead (although his email said to just "drop by")? Do I awkwardly search for a back kitchen door and weasel in while they're prepping?? Please help!
Thanks everyone :)