Traditionally people in the food/restaurant business looked locally for their next job. These days it might behoove them to go farther afield. Depending on your skill level and tolerance for a completely new place to live, moving for your job should absolutely be an option. Consider making a list of towns and cities you’ve always wanted to visit, then see who’s hiring.
A few job highlights on both coasts, with one in between:
1. Cellar 360, a wine retailer, tasting and events company in San Francisco, is looking for a culinary assistant with five years (or is it two years? I’d go with two) experience in line cooking contemporary cuisine. You will be dreaming up food that pairs well with wine. What a gig.
2. Executive chef at Panevino will work with fresh local and imported ingredients to create haute pizza and other southern Italian dishes. Perks include paid vacation and matching 401k. Panevino is located In Livingston, New Jersey.
3. New restaurant concept launching in West Hollywood seeks a pastry chef with three years fine dining experience. Restaurant described as capturing the “joie de vivre of 1960s St. Tropez.” Not sure what it means pastry-wise but could be worth finding out!
4. Historic Cannon Falls near Minneaspolis, MN has a cool deli called Old Market Deli. They are looking for a Sous Chef. They are also renaming one of their sandwiches “The Presidential” after President Obama came to visit and wolf down a sandwich last August. Really–read it here.