To start, I'd just like to say I'm from the UK! Am pondering the possibilities of cheffing abroad, preferably in a way that furthers my abilities. My CV is pretty swish, in my opinion, and lists the two last jobs I had - Commis, followed by Head Chef. To an employer, this must look pretty good but I've only been in the industry for a year and have only just turned 22.
My current thoughts are to become an agency chef, as I'd get to move around a lot and pick up extra experience by working in more kitchens. The company I'm looking at employs CDP/Sous/Head relief chefs and has given me motivation to go out and find places I can soak valuable experience whilst having a bit of an adventure too.
I wouldn't mind doing picking in France/Italy, reckon get to the end of September and then go France and follow the pickings up the country through the season but was thinking perhaps finding courses of some description and doing stages could be a good idea also. Yacht/cruise ships also appeals to me. And, on that note, does anybody know of any way to get to foreign countries by working as a cook/chef for the duration of the trip? Had thought cruise ships might be viable as an option but then... it's a cruise ship - the idea is that it goes to multiple places and eventually ends up where it started, thus wouldnae be able to get off board at desired location, or would I?
As you can probably tell, all quite mixed thoughts at present - hope some people can help and thank you all in advance! (: