- Joined Jun 12, 2014
Having a young daughter and another one on the way, took me away from restaurant life into a Corporate 9 to 5 type role. I miss the restaurant life and just having an opportunity to make a name for myself through the restaurant. It's hard having to do your own marketing like...hello I'm still a Chef don't forget about me. Thankfully, I still have a strong following and people push for me to do pop ups and events on the side. However, unless I am doing these events in people's homes, these venues aren't letting me cook in their facilities without being a licensed caterer. Is it worth it to go through the process of getting myself licensed? It's funny because I tried renting a space to do my wife's baby shower and I got denied the opportunity to cook in their facility even with showing proof as a reputable Chef. I am not looking to necessarily make money but I want to gain exposure for greater opportunities I can't refuse. So is a license necessary? Please give me your thoughts. Thanks in advance.