Working in NYC

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by mini chef, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. mini chef

    mini chef

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    Long story short,  i got offered a commis position in a 2* Michelin place, and have a stage at  a 3* coming up. Dont want to pry too much, but you guys that are in the city, what kinda wages should i be expecting? Im talking about coming in as a commis not a chef de partie. I know every place is different, just looking for a rough answer.

    Thanks!
     
  2. chefboyog

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    Three Stars:
    Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
    Eleven Madison Park
    Jean Georges
    Le Bernardin
    Masa
    Per Se

    Two Stars:
    Aquavit
    Atera
    Blanca
    Daniel
    Ichimura
    Jungsik
    Marea
    Momofuku Ko
    Soto


    How about you tell us?

    Good luck!
    OG
     
  3. chefedb

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    Keep in mind you will most likely have to join a union. The union sets a pay=scale in most cases. You will be getting an education far better then any culinary school can offer at any price . Consider these factors,
     
  4. mini chef

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    I staged at Atera and was offered a chance to come back. The other, i rather not say, just because i havent been yet and don't want to ruin anything, but its top 10 in the WORLD
     
  5. cm-chef

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    Most ** restaurants aren't union houses, local6 presides mainly in hotels. The only ** one that comes to mind is RGR at the London Hotel, but they lost their stars a few years back and they closed down this past October, don't know if it's just a layoff or a full shutdown? have many friends who work there who don't know either LOL, and the problem with union places.

    Back to your question usually the higher the prestige of a restaurant the less they pay, think of it everyone wants to work there so why not get the best help you can for the least amount of money?
    Knowledgeably speaking having worked at several of them you can expect $10-14 an hour to start depending on your experience (or who you know).
     
  6. cm-chef

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    You just did:
    11 Madison Park is the only restaurants in NYC listed in the top 10.

    http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners