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Old 06-25-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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Adios Los Angeles!

Well, without going into too much detail, I'll be moving back to Hawaii this week. I got a job at a hotel, this time in charge of the front of the house as opposed to the kitchen. As Chef Jimmy would probably say, I'll be working for the "dark side" now.

To make a long story short, I was getting a little burnt out in the kitchen so I figured this wouuld be a good change of scenery, plus I'll get to learn more about what goes on in the front of the house operations, which will be very, very helpful if I ever decide to open up my own place one day.

I'll defnitely miss the Mexican food since Hawaii has absolutely crap for Mexican restaurants. LA was sure fun though and I do want to go back one day. Maybe it will be to open up a new restaurant? Who knows? We'll see.

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Old 06-25-2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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Best wishes on your new venture!

On a selfish note, I hope the move and new job don't disrupt your posting here.
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Old 06-25-2006, 05:35 PM   #3
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Does "front of the house" mean the dining area?
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Old 06-25-2006, 07:52 PM   #4
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Well, Ironchef, I wish you luck. Which island will you be on? I would love to move to the islands, even for a little while, but, I think if I went, I wouldn't want to come back. LOL.
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Old 06-25-2006, 08:19 PM   #5
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Best of luck, ironchef! It sounds like it will be an interesting and challenging change for you. And what a wonderful place to be going back to! Maybe you and Wasabi can meet!
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Old 06-25-2006, 08:25 PM   #6
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Best of luck, Happy you are following a new dream, just don't leave us without your expertise..Hope all you are looking for is there for you.

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Old 06-25-2006, 09:10 PM   #7
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Thank you for everyone's thoughts!

Amber, yes front of the house refers to the dining room aspect. I won't be completely lost as I was a waiter for a few years in college, and we used to run the dining room in culinary school. Plus, I would always try to involve myself with the waitstaff and restaurant manager wherever I worked. It won't be too much of a stretch.

Texasgirl, I'll be moving back to Oahu.
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:20 PM   #8
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IC, it's great to be involved in the dining area actually! You get to know your clientele. Plus, who wouldnt love living on Oahu! So your ultimate goal seems to be living in LA and opening a restaurant there, which sounds great.

Hope to see you back on DC soon once you make your move. Oh and I love seeing your photos of foods you cook, so next time maybe it will be photos of Hawaii, and the dining area
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IC, it's great to be involved in the dining area actually! You get to know your clientele. Plus, who wouldnt love living on Oahu! So your ultimate goal seems to be living in LA and opening a restaurant there, which sounds great.

Hope to see you back on DC soon once you make your move. Oh and I love seeing your photos of foods you cook, so next time maybe it will be photos of Hawaii, and the dining area
I think if I had my ultimate location to open up a restaurant, I would choose somewhere in North Central California like Carmel or Pacific Grove, mainly because it is near the ocean although Sonoma would be nice since Sonoma county stretches all the way until the ocean and they do have some quaint beach towns there. But, location also includes clientele and I think my food may be more suited to the clientele that a city like Los Angeles, SF, Seattle, etc. gets.
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Best luck, IC. I'm confident you'll do very well.
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