Success rate of chef?

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by cityrock, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. cityrock

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    Does anyone know the success rate of Chefs. I don't think all become Executive Chef?

    Can someone shed some knowledge?
     
  2. foodpump

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    What do you man by success?

    What do you mean by a "Chef"?

    A cook is a cook, works with food. A Chef is a manager, works with staff, budgets, deadlines, menus, and planning.
     
  3. travisbickle

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    Foodpump pretty much put it in stright terms...I'm curious what your definition of "success" is.

    I know a couple of chefs that have nice houses and wives and cigar hobbies, and I know a chef that lives in a one room bedroom apartment with a cat; and a chef that has quit the restaurant business to carve out something on his own; I know one chef who worked soley for independent joints, then two years ago took a corp. gig...M-F...9-5, 'cause he wanted more time to make his family work. My point is, "successful", is a very broad descriptive. What do YOU mean by "successful"?