Dating a chef

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In a year or so, she hopes to find herself in a city apartment somewhere, working in features and taking care of her pet pygmy hedgehog.

Everyone has a favorite chef, whether it’s a Food Network hosts, a local cook, or the Swedish Chef.

If you love food and can respect the work that goes into making it great, a chef might be your perfect match. If the way to the heart is through the stomach, expect to fall in love immediately. Chefs are creative and inventive, always trying to come up with something new.

You’ll likely learn a lot about food and the food scene in your community. Chefs have incredible work ethic, having worked their way to the top and continuing to work long hours.

Friends and family will be impressed — and will ask to be invited over for dinner. Instead, your date will make sure you eat good food at places where he/she can take a well-deserved break from the kitchen. Because most chefs work evenings and weekends, get ready for mid-day or mid-week dates.

When you tell someone your boyfriend is a chef, you will pretty much always get the same reaction - oh yes of because he cooks for a living I get showered with lush dinners every single night. When you've finished work and go home for dinner he's at his busiest making other people's dinner. There is nothing especially exciting about checking out the city’s hottest, newest gastropub on a Tuesday night. Unless you’re edible, you won’t get much in the way of attention or affection.what you get – Your man may have graduated from the CIA and make his living creating the most gorgeous plates of food, but you will not bear witness to any of his culinary wizardry in your own home. Working in a restaurant is brutal business–especially if you’re working in the kitchen–and, chances are, your man’s more likely to be thinking of tomorrow night’s specials, the new summer menu, or how his shipment of morels got screwed up than you.2.Before I was with my boyfriend and as a teenage waitress I had a very stereotypical view of chefs: they're angry in the kitchen, swear a lot, drink a lot and have a general bee in their bonnet. You most definitely get asked: "What's the best meal he's ever cooked you? Now I just mumble something about the last thing he cooked me and quickly move on. They get pissed when a waitress tells them a customer is complaining, moan about being behind a hot stove and work ridiculous hours. In fact, the first romantic gesture my boyfriend made was putting a rose made out of a tomato skin on a tuna sandwich I'd ordered for lunch. " I used to actually think about it and answer honestly. If you’re thinking about letting a chef into your life, read our pros and cons first.

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