Serious Eats: Talk
What would you do to get a chef back in the kitchen?
We've all seen those Kitchen Nightmares episodes where the chefs need to find the passion to cook again.
My Cousin graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. He ran a successful restaurant for a long time. I won't go into details (it's not some of the insane sanitary conditions or crap like, that just personal stuff), but some stuff went on and well he's back at home.
He works part-time. There's lots of kitchen jobs open, but he doesn't want to do it. I think he could be full time and getting paid more if he were back in the kitchen. I can't speak for him, but I'd like to see him get the spark back.. even if he doesn't want to do it forever, the added income can save up for something else to do.
I'm always interested in starting a hot dog truck. I've often thought of just saving up to buy a truck and roll up to his house horns honking.