Need some advice on the industry since all I really know is restaurants and hotels. I have two young children who I want to see grow up and spend holidays with, see them do whatever activities they choose, you know have a "normal life". I've given up the goals of running a high end kitchen in a restaurant because of wanting to be around for my family. My wife and I are done moving and want to settle down close to family and build some roots.
So soon I want to transition into a day chef job. If you have any experience in any of these types of places please give me your experiences. Some types of places I was thinking were hospitals, unassisted living facilty(i've heard there's some nicer ones), corporate dining, schools, country clubs, universities. You get the idea. So my questions are what are the easier places maybe to get my foot in the door coming from a completey different area of the industry? What companies are better than others? What places give you the most creativity if any? What have the best hours? And so on. Any specifics are appreciated.
Edited by ChefJasonB - 2/2/15 at 11:50pm