Can you cook in a kitchen as a hobby in the weekends
What’s up informational fieds asking yourself this?
Is there a way to cook in a kitchen as a hobby/on weekends?
Are you a huge fan of cooking and want to be exposure to the real deal opposed to cooking recipes on the weekends? Instead of cooking classes. Don’t care what you do? You could be peeling veggies for the day but you don’t want to drop your career? You’ll will want to hear about this first… Stay tuned
I know what you are asking for and many others are the same as you, the only way this is going to work is if the restaurant or kitchen hasn’t been caught yet…
But most places just abuse it these days it’s a way to get free labor. The attitude of these restaurants have is…
we are the best, and we believe you have to work for free, and if you think you are good, we will hire you. That tends not to happen because the intern can’t afford to do that long and the vicious cycle happens
the worst I’ve ever seen was Alina in Chicago they had 6 in a different house in a home kitchen I guess, so you don’t get caught. ( I don’t think they do that anymore that was five years ago) Now I’m not bashing at this because
I do them….
For me to see if I like the place I walk in to see if it’s up to my standards, then I start to talk to the cooks asking real questions because lots of chefs will lie or people in general.
How I’ve gotten around that is Most people think they won’t see you again. So knowing that and using the part they tell a stranger the truth.
And You have to understand when any cook has heaps of EXP they will get hired in a second.
They have to be smart and that naturally happens they will see signs what they will never go through a bad exp again.
to tie this up the restaurants that don’t allow you to come in and cook they will tell you it’s insurance reasons you may hurt yourself not true that’s there back door from saying we can’t do this because it’s illegal and it falls under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) shhhhh
the link is below explaining fair labor standards acts under this
seriously they can pay you minimum wage for the night or day
If you really hurt yourself…
they have to pay for it! Because it happened in their building and property. Which falls under the Business Property-Liability insurances and here are the types of injuries that falls under. If you want to read more link is below
Now if you are me and you don’t care about all this nonsense here is answer
What I’ve done is this…
now what I’ve said to get around that is…
I’m insurance are you calling me a dumbass you are saying I can’t hold a knife? And throwing facts. The natural reaction is people didn’t want to piss me off and gave me what I want. REALLY what it is, this can they trust you?
and This is before I found out about Fair Labor Standards Act and Business Property-Liability insurances
The reason I push for it is, and I hope you do the same what if you or myself could work with like-minded people or learn a lot are they fun it will drive me crazy I have to know the answer.
Most chefs I know don’t know about this… so seriously just build trust with the chef or cooks give something to them, and they will return the favor an easy solution, hey come over let’s cook a storm together with your family and my family and we can have a couple of beers or whatever
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link is here For Eater
This was me being curious I searched illegally working for free
link is there and
mentions Common Types of Off the Clock Work
Preventing Off the Clock Work