I just ate a friends new restaurant. It is a seafood restaurant with cajun menu..kind of like a papadeux targeting to the middle income patrons. They hired a chef from le cordon bleu. I am curious how much it would cost to hire a chef. Actually, the restaurant had so many waiters and staff. So, my friend and a partner just oversees the restaurant. I dreamed of opening a cafe and do the baking but have not considered hiring a chef until now.