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    Leaving the kitchen

    I'm thinking about getting out of the kitchen. I still love the industry and would like to remain in it in some capacity but not sure how. Any suggestions?


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    I know I am out of my element here, but some people I have met who cooked professionally and got out of the kitchen have taken jobs with their vendors/ suppliers (pay can vary a lot), moved into the kitchen/ restaurant design field (tough one -- lots of competition, and I understand restaurant owners can be a ***** to deal with and often stiff their design professionals), and/ or got into catering or teaching cooking. The latter includes some who worked for established operations, and some who worked by themselves/ for themselves.

    Other options include starting your own charcuterie operation, and joining the city/ county as a health inspector

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    Instructor at a C.i.a.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    Instructor at a C.i.a.?
    How would cooking skills help you to teach spies?
    You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful knife
    You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?

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    Culinary institute of America..

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    Ahhhh. I see.
    You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful knife
    You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?

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    That’s just a cover Nemo, that’s what they want you to believe. Probably best if we just go along with it. 🤫

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    Regardless of what you do congratulations, get out of this horrid business while you can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemo View Post
    Ahhhh. I see.
    Yes, and the FBI is the food and beverage industry!
    There's a bird on your shoulder.

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    I've known many over the years that left the kitchen to go into food sales. Better pay, better hours etc and you have a solid insight into what a Chef wants. Best of luck which ever path you choose.


    Dave

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