If I become a chef would I have to work every weekend?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by jonleomartin, Aug 26, 2012.

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  1. jonleomartin

    jonleomartin

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    Hi I was hoping for some advice. I have two children from a previous relationship and have an agreement to have them every other weekend saturday night to sunday night. I would really love to become a chef and applied for a trainee chef job and they said it would not be suitable as the weekend is their busiest period. Do you think everywhere will be the same or will some places be able to accommodate this in your professional experience?

    Many thanks...
     
  2. squirrelrj

    squirrelrj Banned

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    This is a "work first, everything else later" environment, if you want to make it anywhere, that is.

    Good luck, that will be like finding half a needle in a haystack.
     
  3. jonleomartin

    jonleomartin

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply :)
     
  4. chefedb

    chefedb

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    IN MOST CASES YOU WILL WORK ALL WEEKENDS. During the week may be 8 to 12 hours a day 6 days weekly total sometimes 7.

        Some Food service companies run school or office cafeterias etc . they would be 5 days no weekends unless parties on weekend.

        . I missed my daughter grownig up, don't you. It is not worth it.
     
  5. cacioepepe

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    Typically, yes, you will, but there are always employers out there that will work with you.  If you have a set schedule so see your kids, let your potential employer about the situation and see if they can accommodate.  If they are wishy washy on the issue, they'll probably schedule you when they can.  Take caution, but dont think working the weekends is the end all be all.
     
  6. chefedb

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    Most owners dont give a D.    Corp owned a little different some times