I know of a number of chefs who juggle demands of the various roles they play in life alongside that of a chef or FOH professional: mother, partner, parent, mentor, friend. The society that defined what these roles should look like never took into consideration people working in demanding professions. So it fell on us to deal with the dichotomy between work and life.
Yet, no one gave us an instruction manual. We had to figure things out the hard way: through self-doubt, confusion, some tears, guilt and lots of regrets over personal failings. And to add to the pressure, we had to look like we had it all under control when we walked into the kitchen.
But this was the old way. Now there is far more support available in this industry, if you are willing to reach out for it. Which is why I am inviting you to take advantage of 1-1 support through coaching.
Get in touch if you would like to find out how to manage the expectations from both work and your personal life.