From Saute Line Cook to Executive Chef @25.

Within a week my life has changed, signed a contract for 70k salary when a month ago I was making $19/hr.

I've got alot to learn, not necessarily food wise, but managing costs, ordering in, and whatever else I don't know that I don't know regarding being a good Exec.

Advice? Thanks.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    just ask questions when you need to and give it a couple months, it will click and you won't even realize it. like all jobs

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're more qualified than most people here but good luck

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    nice job by you. keep asking for more money

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >salary
    oooooooooof
    have fun working open to close every single day.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's fine with me. I love what I do and will never be forced to live paycheck to paycheck again so long as I'm smart with my money and save the 2k~ excess I'll have every month.

      Good job. It will all fall in place if you work hard and learn from mistakes.

      Thank you. It's what got me here I believe, ruthless hard work and the want to learn.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >makes 70k a year
        >I will never live paycheck to paycheck again
        do we tell him

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's before my bonus after 3 months, and I'm not some moron living in California. Standard of living here is wonderful. You don't need 100k to live unless you are absolutely moronic with your money.
          If I could pay all of my bills and live on $20 an hr, with no help, then I'm about to do very well.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            your soon to be coke dealer will be doing very very well
            but seriously I checked linkden a few days ago and an old buddy of mine who was head chef at a couple spots is now a dishwasher at some restaurant inside a market
            if you can't take a bit of razzing from us, just wait until GM is breathing down your neck to come in tomorrow and the next day just to see if you have what it takes
            good luck though

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              My GM respects me and asked for me to work there the day I was simply helping with a dinner. Shes pretty cute, tbh think we both have the hots for eachother.

              I don't do coke because I'm not a degenerate, I lift weights in my past time so that I am by default stronger, feel better, and look better than 90% of other males. Testosterone is strong, so not a single test to "see if I have what it takes" will make me anxious. I'm used to being calm in the heat of the moment.

              Thanks.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good job. It will all fall in place if you work hard and learn from mistakes.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how will you feel when you realize you now make 10.75 per hour

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're very wrong. It's at a resort, I don't need to be there every single day because there aren't always reservations. For example, I am off today and tomorrow.

      You can cope hard thinking salary is some trick, but it's weekly pay and I quite frankly never need to struggle again. I also have a Son. So a 70% yearly income increase is quite extremely substantial in terms of lifestyle. I love what I do and don't count a single hour. The car that I was set to pay off in 4 years will now be paid off in less than 2.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        this is the cutest thing I've read in a while
        I haven't seen optimism like this since the mid 90s
        I bet you think your son will grow up straight too

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Big words on Culinaly don't make you a man.
          You're a low T homosexual, guaranteed. You're afraid of the real world, and it's likely why you've contained yourself to the computer all day.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the average bay area swe makes $60-70k a month and says it isn't enough but you think you'll be fine spending an entire year making that amount
    idk about this one

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    are you over staff at all or are you just in charge of food?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Under staffed currently, looking for more cooks, it's just out in the middle of nowhere (700 acre getaway/resort in the forest) so hard to find people.
      I'm in charge of the food, menus, ordering, pricing, all of it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        no i mean do you directly manage staff and have the ability to fire/hire

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes I do. First time in this position. Any advice on that front?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            hire someone based on their skillset, trust your gut
            fire people based on the same shit.
            the way I view it is that you should essentially be trying to replace yourself as you move up the ladder, so train your people the same way.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Congrats man. No kitchen advice. Don't forget to make time for your kiddo. How old is he?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you brother. He just turned 4. He's at that age where he's really communicating alot more and Im able to reason with him on things easier lol.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you frickin made it man. i was fairly miserable until the kid was 4. they keep getting more interesting, and easier until they're shitty little tweens. mine's 8 now and so fun and interesting.

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