Hello fellow maniacs

Joined Feb 21, 2011
I believe you have to be mentally ill to become a professional restaurateur. But here I am! Nice to meet you all. I went to Peter Kump's in NYC years ago, and have worked in restaurants since. I am currently working a one-year tenure in every nice place in Lafayette, Louisiana. After this, I am going to open a brasserie in New Orleans as a chef-owner. I have a Master's Degree in an academic subject, but I found teaching to be lots of administrative stuff, very little fun time, and no money haha. So nice to meet you all! I look forward to talking shop with my fellow culinary artists.
Joined Jan 5, 2007
Welcome to Cheftalk!

As a non-professional, I'm not a maniac/img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif

There is a lot of interesting info to be gleaned from the various wikis, blogs, articles and photography here - as well as inspiration for your planned brasserie.  Our membership is from around the globe (I'm Scots) and all levels of expertise from those just starting out to masterchefs,

Feel free to join in on any thread you find interesting, or start your own!


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Joined Oct 5, 2001
Welcome. I agree, the amount of hours we work in the business can make you question your mental health sometimes. 
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