Hi all. I've been thinking a lot about moving to Europe to cook. It would be a dream to work in a French or Italian kitchen, then after some time come back to the states with a killer resume. I've been looking online and it seems that it's very difficult to get a work visa for France. You have to be able to prove that you are better than the citizens there for the job as they want those cooking jobs to go to those who already live there.
So I was thinking a way around this might be to contact U.S. companies, such as hotel chains, that have locations in France or somewhere in Europe. I've read that this is an easier way to get into Europe as the company will be able to grant work visas and possibly have other Americans working there.
Does anyone have experience with working in Europe or best practices for getting work in Europe. I would like to stay at least six months if not longer. Does anyone know of companies that make it easier to be granted work visas into Europe?
Thanks for any and all advice!