I have recently applied for several Executive Chef positions.
Two weeks ago I received a phone call from the same restaurant I walked out on. I was scheduled for an interview.
The interview went extremely well the owners fell in love with me and I have been offered a position pending a tasting.
I was very surprised that nobody recognized me during the interview. The interview was with 3 people whom I had previously worked closely with.
My tasting is in a couple days and the kitchen is still staffed with people that I worked with. One is a buddy.
Until my tasting is over I still face the risk of management discovering my past with the company.
P.S: I hope the line cooks and young chefs reading this learn from my mistakes. It is a very small culinary world.