The thought of returning to the industry and starting my own place has been haunting my brain for the last couple years. I am living very comfortably and working a cake job that pays fairly well, but I am not completely happy. Staying the course is the most prudent and fiscally responsible route, but the urge to run a kitchen again and feed people great food is so alluring. I would seriously be putting myself out on a limb and taking on some debt to make it happen, but it is on my mind all the time.
It has been just over a decade since I worked in a kitchen, I had a personal chef business for a couple years, but that was a whole different thing. I have been GM of 3 different places, Kitchen Manager/Chef De Cuisine for 2, and worked almost every imaginable position over the course of my life. My parents had a place when I was young and both sides of my grandparents were restauranteurs. I used the restaurant business as a way to get through to the next thing, but I have recently realized it was THE thing all along.
What do I do?