working in hotels

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by miccru, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. miccru


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    I like to know if hotels are very hard to work

    since I have one year experience working in a high volume fine dining restaurant for a year i dont know if thats a good "step in the door" for me
  2. braising cows

    braising cows

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    In my experience hotels can be pretty challenging but really rewarding. Every hotel that I've worked in has done a large amount of banquets which adds to the chaos of the job, not only executing dinner service and the functions but the purchasing, prep, staffing and delegation of getting it all done and making sure it's all perfect is mentally exhausting. For example the last place I worked was on a lake which brought the restaurant covers up from 100 per night in the winter to 300 per night in the summer and then on almost every Saturday you would have three weddings and during the week all kinds of bus tours, rehearsel dinners, offsite gigs etc. etc. I personally love the action of a hotel but it's def not for everyone.