I had an interview today that my boss sat in on to try to help the situation (we really want this guy). In talking about why he would leave his current position, he said when he was hired it was expressed he was coming on as an executive chef in training, when it turned out to be a kitchen manager position he was going to be placed in instead. This brought up a discussion with my boss on what the difference was between the two titles. To para-phrase, and this is how my boss put it, a kitchen manager runs the nuts and bolts of the opperation while the executive chef comes up with recipies and menu layout. I thought this was sketchy, but didn't want to say anything at the time. He then stated what I felt was a real slap in the face calling me the kitchen manager and himself the executive chef. Mind you, most of the recipes on the menu are his, with a few exceptions. We are heading twards our first menu change, with 3 of my recipes on it. The interview ended and I did the ordering for the weekend and left. By the point I left, I could barely talk. I know I shouldn't let "little stuff" get to me (as a fellow chef who worked with my boss previously told me), but it does. I really don't know how to handle this. I want to talk to him about it, but also know myself enough to know I really got to cool down or I won't have a job for long. I think I should ask what is expected of me to hold the title "executive chef", because after today I don't know if I do. He said, when I was hired, when ever your ready for the title it's yours, and I took it 2 weeks ago, or so I thought. I'm really confused and really hot under the collar right now. Any insite, past experience in simular situations or advice?