If you spend any time working in a restaurant or bar, then it’s almost inevitable that at some point you’ll find yourself in the arms of a very cute, very hard working and very temperamental chef. As with any relationship there are great perks and some not-so-good moments, mostly thanks to their packed schedules. If you’re thinking about letting a chef into your life, read our pros and cons first.
- Chefs are incredibly passionate people – they love what they do and they’ll also love you with the same burning energy that they have for food.
- Being a chef is a genuinely interesting job that most people can understand. After all, not everyone cares about investment banking, but they do care about food. You’ll never struggle introducing them to family or friends, or for dinner time conversation.
- On the subject of food, you’re now chief recipe taster. What more could you want?
- Chefs are just as interested in other restaurants as their own, and always know the best places to eat. You’ll have your eyes opened to a whole new food scene in no time.
- Chefs are creative and inventive but also very precise. It’s the best of both worlds. You get someone who’ll keep things interesting, but get the taxes done on time too.
- Chefs tend to work long hours and they’re always at work when everyone else is having fun, like weekends and during the holidays. Get used to becoming a night owl – when they get home in the early hours of the morning, they’ll want to tell you how their day was!
- Chefs are famous for having a pretty bad temper. Generally, they keep it contained to the kitchen, but it can lead to being highly strung in other aspects of their lives.
- As great as top quality cooking sounds, chefs spend all day, every day cooking for other people. When they get home, they’re more likely to appreciate it if you cook for them, not the other way around.
- Chefs can make really good money but there are usually a lot of risks involved, especially if the dream is to invest in their own restaurant.
- You’ll never be able to have a normal, relaxed meal out again – every eating experience is now going to be analysed to within an inch of its life, and you’ll be expected to comment on everything, from the front of house staff to the size of the dessert.