Is anyone here in Tampa? It's about time I start my first job in food service, but I don't know which places to go to, or avoid. What kind of places tend to pay better - chains, independent, dining, bakery, etc. ?? I have come to terms with the fact that I won't be getting paid $15/hour like when I was a scientist, but I also think I should shoot for more than minimum wage - even if I don't have food employment history. Will I be laughed at or taken seriously if I show up well-dressed with my resume, should I mention that I start culinary school in the fall? Where and how was everyone here's first time?