Has any of you worked in Cambodia?

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by joel1, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. joel1

    joel1

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    Hi guys,
    I am working professionally since 14 years (I´m 33) and most of them working in Europe (I am Argentine) so Spain, France, Italy, Germany and now the UK.
     

    So after being almost 2 years in the UK I am moving to Asia to work in Tokio in May. So I am finishing my notice period at the end of March and I'll fly to Cambodia to stay for 2 months, kind of hollidays so I can travel to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam before I move forward to Tokyo

    The point is that I´ve been reading and researching about Cambodia and... Apart from the fact of being land the phedophiles and fugitives... seems to be a very cool place and I am kind of tired from big metropolis like London, Madrid, etc.... ...

    With this I'm not saying I'll apply for jobs there but I wonder if some of you have been there and specially if you have been working there?

    Thanks!
     
  2. hookedcook

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    ​I spent some time there.  Tthe food is rustic and didn't get the Thai culture.  And the pay will be absolute shit.  But do it if you want to
     
  3. joel1

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    I know food looks rustic... I even checked the 2 more 'modern' Khmer restaurast (Malis and Topaz) and you´re quite right...
    From the other hand it´s said that you can find Indian influence as well as Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese... Honestly I have no idea of what I will find but I´ll definitely give it a try if I like it once I am there...
    The wages I know they are low but I heard you can earn a wage which let you live okay for the life costing if you´re experienced enough (USD1000-1500) which is nothing but there in Cambodia is very okay...

    where did you work there? and also if you can tell me about work permit, where to get it?

    cheers!
     
  4. hookedcook

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    I didn't work there. I spent a month there and 4 months in Thailand, Vietnam and Indo.  It's cheap there so maybe don't work and relax.  You will probably only make 5 dollars a day any way.  Sihanoukville on the beach is a cool town
     
  5. chef brah

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    i have a question for u..sorry to hijack

    but how do u manage to get work visa's for so many countries?

    i want to travel and work in other countries....i would love to work in Asia
     
  6. joel1

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    No worries man, happy to answer.
    I am from Argentina but my grand parents were Sicilians so I have an Italian passport because italian blood-line... with this one I am able to go free to live and work around Europe.

    Now to work in an Asian country you need to first have a passport which allow you to apply for a visa (most western countries can) and then find an employer to sponsor your visa. For this he will need from you either to have a culinary degree or 10 years experience in the trade. This in Japan but every country is different.

    Hope it helps
     
  7. chef brah

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    thanks a lot. hope you get your query answered

    will look into Visa process..

    Also looking into Vancouver..heard food industry is growing there?
     
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