qualified chef making move in 2013
Im a 26 year old chef currently running my own kitchen in a 10 bedroom country inn( upto 800 covers per week) , Ive been a chef 4 years and have quickly progressed to taking over the kitchen last year, im planning on leaving the uk feb 2013 and am currently enrolling on STCW, short range radio, powerboat level 2, kitchen to galley all of which will be completed before I move over. In past work before chefing I served 4 years in the army as a radio operator and helicopter handler including 6 weeks on HMS Ocean. Is there any other course planning I should look to do before leaving. I was planning to get a mobile (Local) before heading out and getting business cards printed, cv's and covering letters e.c.t
any advice on what to take with me, dock walking e.c.t would be gratefully recived
When it comes to dockwalking i've written a few ideas here that might give you some things to think about
as well as you should check out the crew coach if you are heading to Antibes for a few more tips on the industry and CV writing.http://www.facebook.com/thecrewcoach
Good Luck with the job hunt don't forget to register with all the crew agents online before you head to Antibes or Palma in March/April. Here is a list of a few that i've tracked down that might be able to help but get out and spread the word.
Safe Sailing !