So you’re dating a chef? Or you know a chef? Whatever brought you to this page prepare to either be enlightened, or find someone in exactly the same boat as you.
Lots of people in society think that being a chef is a glamorous job. Celebrity chefs have given a slightly wrong impression of what it’s like to be a chef. They make it seem like they have a lifestyle where they’re out eating most nights, or they have time to make you amazing food all the time.
The amount of people that say to me;
‘Oh wow, you’re dating a chef! You’re so lucky, I bet you eat great food all the time.’
Unfortunately, the food I eat is mostly food I’ve cooked myself and I’m not going to lie, being in the kitchen is not my strong point.
I’ve been dating a chef for a few years now. Every week I dread to see his rota and how little family time we’ll have with him. I grew up with a parent as a chef so you’d think that I would’ve learnt that it’s not the best profession to have if you have a family.
If you’re dating a chef yourself, you’ll know that it’s no easy job. I have rounded up a few facts that you can laugh at, cry at and most definitely relate to, and at the end of it, at least you’ll know that you’re not alone!
Please feel free to add to this list in the comments below. This list is by no means meant to be negative, just a round up of fun, relatable facts.
What do you think of this list? If you’re a chef spouse I have a feeling you may had nodded along to a fair few of these.
As a family, we do sometimes struggle with number one the most. ‘You will be alone A LOT!’
We have a little daughter and I always worry that Jamie’s not home enough with her. So we decided to add a little humour to our situation. Introducing Chef Mush, our daughters daddy replacement:
Last summer when Jamie was working, we went and made this little chef dog in St. Ives, in a cute little shop called ‘The Wonderful Bear Factory‘.
He sits by our daughters and at night time she she always waves to him and cuddles him as she goes past. So cute!
We’re hoping that when she gets older, if she’s missing her dad, that the dog will be a really nice cuddly reminder of him. There are times when I’m so worried about just how much he is missing out on as Evie is growing up so fast. But Evie loves to FaceTime him if he does get a break and I know they’ll always have such an unbreakable bond.
Whether you’ve accepted the fact that your partner works a lot or not, and whether you can handle having cupboards of ingredients that you have no use for, there is one thing we all have in common.
We love them to pieces.
Are you a chef or in a relationship with a chef? what do you think of this list? What would you add to it or takeaway?