Engaged to a chef? Here’s what you need to know before saying “I do”

Work defines people in a lot of ways. Workaholics or passionate people are especially susceptible to live the job they do. For the most part, chefs consider their work a crucial part of their identity for both personal and practical reasons. If you’re engaged to a chef — first off, congratulations on the proposal! — you should know that chefs can be particular in some respects. In fact, some aspects of their lives might even be deal-breakers for you. To that end, we thought it would be helpful to show you a few things you absolutely need to know about chefs. How hard it is to be a chef A notion that rarely occurs to people is that chefs’ jobs are pretty damn hard. People unfamiliar with the trade just think of tasty meals and working in a funny hat. Sadly, the job isn’t all that lovely. Perhaps the biggest obstacle when being married to a chef is their commitment to their restaurant. They often spend holidays toiling away at the kitchen, and sick days are rare for them. Moreover, overtime is pretty standard in the industry. Chefs also do more than just cook. They need to act as butchers,…