I've been in the Japanese cuisine for about two years now, specifically sushi. Started as a sushi helper and then gradually made my way to the chef position. I now am one of the 6 sushi chefs at this small but reputable sushi restaurant in my area. Everyone has different definitions for the chef title. I am not the top dog in the sushi bar at this restaurant, don't maintain inventory, not in charge of staffing and don't fillet fish. However, I do have some shifts during which I am in charge of the sushi bar and this to me is what differentiates a chef from a cook. With the introduction out of the way, I am struggling right now and need some advices that may play a role in my decision making. I started sushi because I love cooking and I love sushi. I don't enjoy hot kitchens and that is one of the main reasons why I chose sushi over other cuisines. when I first started as a sushi helper, I had just recently gotten out of high school. I had no plan to go to a college and I was just being a bum leeching off my parents. This led to that and I started working as a sushi helper. Now, I am a junior at the college I started attending back in 2013. I really believe the career I am studying in school is my future. Being a sushi chef is only a temporary hobby/income and I will stop being a sushi chef as soon as I graduate, if not earlier. Finally, this is my dilemma: I have two jobs right now. One as a sushi chef and the other as a server. I make more money as a server.. The server system set up at the restaurant I am serving at is very productive and this helps me take home big chunks of tips at the end of the night. As the sushi chef, to make the same amount of money as I do serving, I would have to work 15 more hours. So work 30 hours as a server and take home x amout of money or work as a sushi chef 45 hours to take home the same x amount of money? I do enjoy being a sushi chef and even though I only have two years left, my sushi chef income will increase as my experience does. But present day income wise, working as a sushi chef is so inefficient. I really don't know what to do.