Have you ever thought, man I can do it better?

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by annieqb, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. annieqb


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    Professional Pastry Chef
    I live in a small town with just about a handful of successful local restaurants that are just under 2 years old... the scene is rising . .. . but very slowly. 

    Now this IS my ego talking:

    I've worked at a couple of these restaurants and see how things are run and man sometimes i can't help but believe that i could make something… pretty historic here. 

    It seems like everyone likes to hit the fine dining scene so quickly, but my mind conjures something a little more casual.

    Something cozy, inviting and delicious. 

    Anyone ever have that inspiration? Opening a restaurant is not easy, I understand but can't help but think i was kind of made to do this  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif/img/vbsmilies/smilies/tongue.gif  
  2. panini


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    @Annieqb, I think a lot of chefs have this inspiration. I found it very helpful to turn inspirations into goals and challenges. There is nothing negative to setting up a future game plan. Set your goals and then challenge yourself to reach them. If you meet your career goals and your financial goals and stick to your game plan it won't be that hard to open a restaurant. Just remember you have to be open to change.

    If you a open a cupcake place and your customers are requesting brownies, well your in the brownie business. Best of luck to you.
  3. decrotie2004


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    At home cook
    As a non-chef, I think a lot of people have this ambition, not just those people already in the industry. I can not tell you how many times I have gone to a restaurant to be served food I considered sub-par, and think, I could do this way better.

    But in my case I also realize there are 1000 things,I'm not thinking of, that it takes to open a place like the ones I criticize in my head.

    Anyone who can run a successful business of any type has my respect.

    Personally I have also challenged myself when I cook. If I serve something to friends or family and I feel the food is below my ability I think of how to improve it, regardless of what the feed back from the people eating is.

    Some people are just " programmed" to try and improve anything they can.