Getting Kitchen Experience
I’ve been AWOL for a few weeks due to not bringing my laptop to Sacramento with me, and most recently, not having internet at home. So I’ll have to figure out a way to snag free wifi as often as I can manage. It shouldn’t be too hard, as I live in San Francisco, but it’s a bit of a pain since I’m a bit lazy.
On the upside, I’ve got a new job which I’m proud to say I was pleasantly surprised to get. I had two interviews last week, which I didn’t tell anyone about because I was trying not to get my hopes up about them. One seemed to go really well, and the other seemed….less…good. Amazingly, the one I wanted more, but assumed I was going to hear “we went with someone with more experience” from, called me back on Monday offering me the position! I had assumed I’d hear good news for the other job where I needed zero experience, not the one I got. But, as I said earlier, I was pleasantly surprised to get an offer from the more prestigious company. I’m not going to mention names in case I might get in trouble for talking about them online, but I know that I can say it’s a lovely restaurant and a fabulous kitchen, although it’s definitely a tourist spot.
I still can’t believe I’m finally going to work in a real restaurant! I’m so excited for my orientation on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013. I hope I will learn a lot from this job and move through the ranks quickly. I want to remove the “Aspiring” bit from my LinkedIn.com profile headliner. (It currently says “Aspiring Chef”).