I have an interview for a new job on Wednesday and it got me thinking, what do you guys pack in your kit for an interview?
I usually tone it down and just bring a few pieces, I don't like to be the psycho making a first impression with the loaded suitcase, knife roll or tacklebox that requires a square yard of counter space to get in to.
For those of you who don't know, many chef, sous chef, and line cook jobs have a "working interview" or a traditional interview followed by tryout of sorts. You usually work a shift, follow someone around, do some prep work, watch how the line works. Sometimes they give you a tray of ingredients and ask you to prepare something. I really enjoy it, I can usually get a pretty good idea of a place in one shift, and it has helped avoid some places that ended up disastrous.
If you have a steady job, or if you haven't been on an interview in years, what would you bring to a tryout if you had one?
I think this is what I will be packing on wednesday:
Top to bottom:
300mm Hiro AS Suji
270mm DT ITK Gyuto
90mm Miyabi Fusion Paring
Matfer Pelton spatula
2 Gray Kunz spoons
Rosle 12" Tongs