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I have a slight dilemma on my hands right now. I helped open a restaurant in my hometown as the grill cook. After a couple years, this place really convinced me that cooking would be my career path. I then went to a culinary school that was not in my hometown but, I was in and out of the same restaurant throughout my school career. While in school I worked up to kitchen manager, then moved into catering. Now, I have graduated and have been offered an executive chef position of a small wood-fired oven restaurant opening in another, smaller town. This job is sounding pretty interesting but it is away from home. Now, yesterday the executive chef resigned from the original restaurant and the sous was moved to exec. I'm being offered the sous job. Both jobs pay almost the same and they both have pros and cons. I realize the decision is ultimately mine but, I'm just looking to see what some of you might do in my shoes.

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I never look back. Move on, move up.

I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food.
Paul Prudhomme
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I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food.
Paul Prudhomme
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Yeah, I hear you. Thanks for the honest answer.

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Some people can be perfectly happy staying in the same place their whole lives, and there's nothing wrong with that.  If you feel some need to get out into the world, then do that, but if you think you can be satisfied and happy in your home town, then stay there and enjoy life!
 

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Some people can be perfectly happy staying in the same place their whole lives, and there's nothing wrong with that.  If you feel some need to get out into the world, then do that, but if you think you can be satisfied and happy in your home town, then stay there and enjoy life!
 

Agreed...

 

Tracks and destinations were made for trains , im water that flows between rocks....

 

Right now im in the part of my life where i wanna experience new things , so if i was in the same position i would want to move and travel as much as possible

 

Now like Rowantree said , if you feel comfortable staying in one place , also having the opportunity to move up on your career hell why not, Its your call regardless , but both opportunitys end up sounding fine in my book. 

Do what makes you feel comfortable....

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

Dr.Seuss

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Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

Dr.Seuss

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I'm a traveler - I have never regretted hopping from place to place every couple of years.   I've gained great insight and tons of wisdom and techniques that still make people scratch their heads.

 

Everyone does things differently and if you want to keep learning you have to experience new things.

 

Go for the new place - work hard - learn lots - know when it's time to move on...

 

You'll know when it's time to go home and put in roots and you will be a thousand times better off having had such experiences.

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"Plus, this method makes you look like a complete lunatic. If you care about that sort of thing".  - Dave Arnold

 

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"Plus, this method makes you look like a complete lunatic. If you care about that sort of thing".  - Dave Arnold

 

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