I am not seeing any money come in anytime soon as a chef but i am still enjoying learning. I am 27. i used to work in tech and but i have been cooking for 5 years as a strong hobby. recently i started interning at a michelin star restaurant but i m not really earning and surviving on my savings from my career as a digital consultant. now i am getting similar job but with an ecommerce startup and its too tempting in terms of salary (roughly $5.5k a month). and its based in nyc. at best i will be able to host supperclubs and stage at restaurant on weekends selectively.