It’s been a little over 6 months since I got my first kitchen job at Sur La Table.
I’ve learned so much about my capabilities, my place in a team setting, and what more I want to do.
Confidence about my decisions and skills was never something I felt in tech. But in the last 6 months I’ve gained a kind of pride in my work that I’m so happy to have finally found.
Leaving the kitchen at the end of the night knowing I did a great job, that I supported my coworkers and made customers happy. It feels good.
Six months ago, I never wanted to work in a restaurant kitchen. I thought it would be too hard or too macho and I was afraid I’d fizzle out. But now I feel excited to keep pushing my limits, to see where my little journey takes me.
So I gave my notice at Sur La Table, took a week off, and started applying to restaurants.
Let’s see where this goes.