Going Back To School- Blood, Sweat and Tears to becoming a Chef with Jackie Lee #FBC14

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Going Back To School- Blood, Sweat and Tears to becoming a Chef with Jackie Lee #FBC14

  1. 1. GOING BACK TO SCHOOL Blood, Sweat & Tears to Becoming a Chef
  2. 2. WHERE DID IT ALL BEGIN?
  3. 3. THE BLOG!
  4. 4. PRIVATE CATERING IS THE WAY FORWARD?
  5. 5. ON GOING BACK TO SCHOOL (HARD
  6. 6. OUCH!
  7. 7. EMPLOYMENT, WHERE ART THOU?
  8. 8. THE REALITY OF THE JOB
  9. 9. MY FAMILY
  10. 10. SO WHY CHOOSE THIS LIFE? * If you don't have the passion you won't survive - you have to really love it * It's all about the attitude, have the right attitude and you'll go far * Experience everything * Don't be blinded by the name or reputation, really take the time to get to know a place * People who start in restaurants will stay in restaurants, people who start in hotels will stay in hotels: your first job is one of the most important decisions you'll make * Don't take the first job you're offered because of the panic * Be humble, don't bring arrogance into the kitchen - there's enough of it already! * Give yourself a year to decide, the first three months are the hardest * Respect the positions in the kitchen and your seniors and be like a sponge - you can learn something from everybody, the minute you start to take it all for granted is the minute you'll fail
  11. 11. FINAL THOUGHTS Should you go through formal training or just try to start working in low level positions? Are you prepared to pay the price of the dream? The importance of surrounding yourself with the right people Tough times don’t last, tough people do!
  12. 12. QUESTIONS?

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