So I signed on to be a lead cook/ sous chef at this new pan asian place (my specialty). Small kitchen, barely any room to prep, small crew (3 man crew including the chef). So I was supposed to lead brunch service and work few nights cooking alongside the chef. I was excited to take on this job because they have a great following and they just opened, felt great vibe so I went forward.
2 weeks in, I am starting to drift feelings. The brunch service is a mess, I work with one other cook (whose dish washer turned cook) He pretty much cant cook for sh*t, I pretty much do all the cooking and have to hold his hands along the way. Thank god its not busy for brunch yet (about 15-40 covers ). The chef pretty much doesn;t know much either, He ask me for everything (I have more experience and range but he is part owner so instant chef it is) Then you have the sous chef whose a mexican guy who doesn't have any asian cusine knowledge, claims to have 10 years experience but he doesn't even know how to organize the walk in properly, also all his specials aren't asian theme , for a "PAN ASIAN " place.
I am kinda lost now. What should I do? do I ask for more money and pretty much give them ultimatum? Money isn't everything to me because I have the drive and passion for cooking. I don't mind getting low pay if its under a great chef with good knowledge that I can benefit, learning from or a place where I can learn new things. This place however, the cusine is pretty casual , I came from a few great chef with fresh farm to table style and this place seems below my level. So I don't know if its worth it anymore. What would you do?