Does anyone here work in a SAD (Standard American Diet) restaurant? After years of working in food service as a baker/cook/server/you-name-it, from corporate chain restaurant hellhole to vegan wholefoods cafe, and vowing I would get out and getting a degree, I'm thinking I might start looking for part-time restaurant work again to supplement my other job. So I can pay off my student loans. And get another degree. Or at least afford more grass-fed meat. Yes, I'm crazy.
I'd prefer to work in the back of the house. How do you feel about making food for people that you know is unhealthful (even if it's SAD "healthy")? Do you feel like a sellout or is it just business and you let people worry about their own dietary choices?
I believe in knowing what the food I'm serving tastes like, so I would do some tasting in order to make sure the quality is where it should be, but how do you keep from eating too much crap? Most places you can put together an employee meal that would fit into paleo but it is it possible to fly under the radar and not stick out as too odd, in say, an Italian restaurant? That's what I'm thinking of applying for--lots of experience. And there aren't too many alternative places to eat where I live. Not that I've heard of a pure paleo restaurant anyway, but in any case there won't be any here anytime soon.