So I have finally come to a conclusion to my deliberation of going into the restaurant business. I want to get into the restaurant business. My goal is to learn as much as I can and become a respectable chef one day. As far as style goes, I'd like to focus on French cuisine. Now my question is, can I apply to any nice restaurant by presenting myself to chefs, resume and cover letter in hand; while proclaiming unholy passion for food and a high tolerance, maybe even borderline fondness, for hard work? Or should I be building up experience at chain restaurants such as Outback Steakhouse? I already have two months experience at a high end chain restaurant. I can get very good recommendations from the chefs there.