Executive Chef Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Chef in New Orleans:
"Love what you do."
You have to have a passion for people and food.

Executive Chef in Wailuku:
"Demand of time."
Try to have your expected time management spelled out as clear as possible. How much at a desk, in the kitchen, on the floor, required responses in what amount of time.

Executive Chef in Ripon:
"Have a plan b, c and d..."
Pick your battles.

Executive Chef in Providence:
"It takes a good amount of time."
Simply put, it takes a good amount of time to get where you want to be in your career. Between raising a family and paying bills, including student loans, it may take 2 decades to catch up before your even remotely comfortable. Stay abreast of current trends and try a variety of different positions related to where you want to be to gain experience. Lastly, work hard.

Executive Chef in Lawrenceville:
"Share your knowledge about the daily responsibilities."
Listen and learn.

Executive Chef in Jackson:
"Fellow managers."
Count on yourself for development.