Retirement home wages

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by tfly, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. tfly

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    Interviewing for a kitchen position at a retirement home in Southwestern Ontario area.

    Seeking advice on the inevitable question of "What wage do you expect?".

    I am Red Seal certified and in the foodservice industry for over 25 years.

    Thanks for any general guidelines on wage expectations for full time job.
     
  2. chefjpauley

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    What position?
     
  3. tfly

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    Chef.  Menu planning, food prep, ect.
     
  4. chefjpauley

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    How many cooks do you have, are you in charge of purchasing?
     
  5. chefjpauley

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    Oh and how many residents
     
  6. tfly

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    4 cooks, 6 part timers. Not in charge of purchasing.  About 125 residents.
     
  7. chefjpauley

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    If you have any fine dining experience I wouldn't take the job, Probably won't get more than 35k a year if your lucky if not they might make you hourly. But if you are intent on taking the job ask for 40k and see where it goes.
     
  8. tfly

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    Thanks for the info and advice. Will see what happens this week.
     
  9. monmon

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    what happened? I work in a home and make $50+ with more residents than you would have.
     
     
  10. tfly

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    I took the job and have been there for about 3 months. There are over 300 residents. Wages around $40k.

    Not too sure if this is the industry for me. Just haven't figured out if it is the crazy people I work with or the job itself.

    Job routines are all changing so will see what the next few months brings.
     
  11. monmon

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    who are you working for?