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As a head chef or cook what do your weekly hours look like

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Julia’s Answer

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I think hours depend a lot on the type of restaurant and the type of shifts. I have known prep cooks with very reliable 7am - 3pm shifts who are able to maintain a pretty standard schedule. Most chefs work evenings and, unless you're the top of the hierarchy, you're likely to stay late cleaning the kitchen and closing things down. 8+ hour shifts are normal, but sometimes you can get four 10 hour shifts and have more days off each week.

Head chefs typically have salary and their hours depend on the needs of the restaurant and their team. If someone calls out or doesn't show up, the chef needs to step in to support their team. But if your team is strong and reliable you can be home earlier than most industry folks.

Remember that fun weekend evenings are prime times for people to eat out, so service industry folks typically have their weekends during the week. It can be hard to keep in touch with friends and romantic partners who work standard office job hours when you're always at work whenever they're off, and vice versa.
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Kumar’s Answer

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Normally most of the restaurants in the US follow 40 hr week if you are hourly and occassionaly you might be puttiing in extra hours in a week.

If you are salaried you would be kinda managing the time so you dont burn yourself

If you own the restaruant then you will be putting a lot more than 40

In my career when you had a great team ( trained , motivated, passionate) the hours goes by faster and efficient

So it is subjective depending on where you work and who you work with

If you need more clarification add to the thread I would be glad to clarify any questions




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