Years ago, when I was a line cook, quit a job without notice. I have recently applied for several Executive Chef positions. Two weeks ago I received a phone call from the same restaurant I walked out on. I was scheduled for an interview. The interview went extremely well the owners fell in love with me and I have been offered a position pending a tasting. I was very surprised that nobody recognized me during the interview. The interview was with 3 people whom I had previously worked closely with. My tasting is in a couple days and the kitchen is still staffed with people that I worked with. One is a buddy. Until my tasting is over I still face the risk of management discovering my past with the company. Any suggestions? P.S: I hope the line cooks and young chefs reading this learn from my mistakes. It is a very small culinary world.