Should I take a Sous Chef promotion?

I just graduated from Culinary school about 2 1/2 years ago. I have worked in the restaurant industry for about 3. The executive Chef at my job wants to promote me as a Sous Chef making salary instead of the $12.00 / hr I make right now. However, the Chef de Cuisine is very supportive, but suggests that I may not be ready to take a step up to that level of promotion due to lack of experience and knowledge. My take on it is, who wouldn't be ready to take $35,000 a year starting, rather than $12.00 an hour? I just want to be sure I'm making the right career choice. My goal, after all, is to be a very successful chef.

Asked By: Bodhi721 - 3/2/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Find out all of the details and what is expected as Sous Chef. Many people don't opt for the 'step up' because of all of the politics, horrible hours, unrealistic expectations etc., Don't set yourself up for failure. That being are young, you have gone through school and almost 6 year total in the... More
Answered By: Nisey - 3/2/2007
Additional Answers (5)
if u get paid more, go for it man
Answered By: Sir. Chatsalot - 3/2/2007
On a 40 hour week that's a 10k pay rise. You would be daft not to take is BUT Make sure you have your days off and max hours per week written into your contract, otherwise you will end up working a hell of a lot more hours and the rise may just disappear
Answered By: Weatherman - 3/2/2007
Tell them you are ready for the challenge and willing to step up to the plate (as it were), and are eager to test and expand your skillset. And of course that you will work your butt off. If you don't accept it, you'll be stuck at $12 forever if you don't take the chance... More
Answered By: chefgrille - 3/2/2007
i think that it is a positive step to take and if cokking is really what you like to do-- DO IT!!!
Answered By: h-ey - 3/2/2007
The way I look at it... the executive chef thinks you're ready to be a sous chef. Also, I believe that to become better you need to work outside of your "comfort" zone and be ready to take on the extra responsibilities... More
Answered By: lots_of_laughs - 3/2/2007
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Get Your Degree Online Sooner than You Think. Financial Aid Options

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-305