I'm 27 and have a family: a wife and a daughter. her birth pushed me change career to cooking for income. I'm the line cook for 2 years now and still loving it. Few days ago I left my second kitchen to Move On and while making calls I received a proposal to start a new kitchen from scratch in cafe-bar-pool-banquette-sauna-disco triple-floor (including underground one) complex. *sigh*
I was there today. Everything is in state of inside-works, kitchen has no electricity, ventilation etc. They want to push cafe, bar, banquette hall, disco hall - all at once, with european food and sushi.
They want me to build their kitchen (equipment, planning, etc.), create menu, setup everything and start to work with cafe while they will build everything else (second floor, discohall, sauna). Another cook going to help me.
They want to make it IN THREE MONTHS FROM NOW.
What should i do? Theoretically, i can do planning and cooking etc. My past two years were full of 'fun'. But overall situation is bothersome. Some time ago I was staging in another place that opened in almost a year after the same point of completion as the bar-cafe-sauna-whatevertheywant. And that place was just a small restaurant with four times smaller kitchen.
I know for sure that their schedule will be pushed back soo many times, so what about my income? How are they going to pay me for kitchen-building? How soon they will start to pay me? is it real to train-up chef skills on the go in this story? I know that piece of cake i going to chew is huge, but where else i'll find such an opportunity? There is no super-duper restaurants in my area and apprenticeship isn't available.
But again, i have to pay my bills and this project smells like another "we want to create such a great place" that will freeze on the cafe phase forever.
P.s.: sorry, English is my second language. I'm bad at it.
P.p.s.:they say that have some other business "to stay afloat" but want to create this place for it to become "general income".
So, what do you think?
Screw it, let's do it, eh?
Edited by y2135 - 4/18/14 at 5:44am