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Chef and or Cooks Schedule

Those who are Chef's, how is your schedule? How flexible can you with the off time given? Do you get payed time off?

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Jose’s Answer

I’ve been a Chef in NY forcc Bx about 15 yrs +. In terms of working hours: it’s about 10-12 hrs a shift, salary based and depending on the restaurant you get benefits. Now this is tricky, small owned restaurants don’t offer much. Now Hospitality Groups( it’s a company that owns multiple restaurants) they offer Health Insurance, Dental, 401K, 2 weeks vacations and some of them offer up to 5 Personal Days.
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Emily’s Answer

I worked as a pastry cook before I switched to a food safety role—I would say time off is generally rare in the industry, and the work days are often long. I’m sure this varies and depends on the type of establishment that you work for, but most restaurants don’t offer PTO in my experience.
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I’ve been a Chef in NY forcc Bx about 15 yrs +. In terms of working hours: it’s about 10-12 hrs a shift, salary based and depending on the restaurant you get benefits. Now this is tricky, small owned restaurants don’t offer much. Now Hospitality Groups( it’s a company that owns multiple restaurants) they offer Health Insurance, Dental, 401K, 2 weeks vacations and some of them offer up to 5 Personal Days.

Jose recommends the following next steps:

Negotiate at the time of on-boarding
Research the company
Apply to hospitality groups
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Bruce’s Answer

As a chef in institutional settings (hospitals, airline venders, military installations, corporate kitchens…) I have found work hours and benefits to be consistent with other occupations. Regular hours, PTO, etc.
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Jose’s Answer

True. There are a few factors here:
The City you work at
Company you work for
Role
What did negotiate when did you’re on- boarding.
If you don’t negotiate you won’t get anything.
In my experience I always negotiate and ask for Personal Time Off.
You want to try and work for Hospitality Groups( which own multiple restaurants) , they offer the best benefits.
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