Fresh out of the academy.
June 3, 2010 1:02 AM Subscribe
So I'm in a culinary school in California. Is there anybody in the profession who could tell me what NOT to do when I apply for work or get work?
posted by bam to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm three weeks into my program. I know I really want to work in a restaurant, and I have realistic expectations of the kinds of positions that I can apply for when I graduate. Only thing is, I'm in an environment where everyone loves EVERYTHING about food, plus I have or have access to a ton of very nice toys that I'm pretty sure no one will want me touching in my future place of employment.
So I'm a little wary of being that guy that's fresh out of the academy, having gotten used to working with expensive toys and kitchens run with semi-military precision.
I just remember what it was like when my bosses hired outside instead of promoting internally, "oh this dude has management training but he's never even mopped a floor." I MOP THE FLOOR! I MOP THE FLOOR!