Dec 26 2011

Updated Nov 26

Knife sharpening?

Anyone know of a good place to get knives sharpened that's at least vaguely near Wicker Park/Bucktown? As I was cooking dinner tonight I realized just how dull our knives have gotten.

  • calvin Lyons Consultant

    Thanks to all for the feedback. Yes I did read Kitchen Confidential and found it very informative and entertaining. Based on my research, I do not see myself busting tail in a cramp kitchen for the balance of my life. My interest would be to do something different/creative like a...

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    Thanks to all for the feedback. Yes I did read Kitchen Confidential and found it very informative and entertaining. Based on my research, I do not see myself busting tail in a cramp kitchen for the balance of my life. My interest would be to do something different/creative like a speciality catering truck (high end roach coach) or something in that vain.

    PS: I looked at the national salary survey for chef's and was astounded. The only people who appear to make a salary worth their effort are Head Chef's, and Chef Owners. Believe it or not, the highest paid person (on average) is the sommelier.

  • Gotta say I agree with Opivy. While I'm not a chef, I have friends who are, and the pay sucks - even at some of Chicago's most storied restaurants, and hours even worse. If you're willing to put up with it for a few years, and you're a creative and...

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    Gotta say I agree with Opivy. While I'm not a chef, I have friends who are, and the pay sucks - even at some of Chicago's most storied restaurants, and hours even worse. If you're willing to put up with it for a few years, and you're a creative and marketing genius and then OK with borrowing the life savings of every one of your friends, family, neighbors, -and the mafia, you may get to open your own place. And it may get "hot" and have a waiting list. Of course, life expectancy of a "hot" restaurant is about 18 months.

    This is not to step on anyone's dream, but its up there with becoming a painter. Don't do it with expectation of financial freedom anytime soon. There are just easier forms of self-abuse

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