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Career Alternatives: An Attorney Chef? That's So Crazy It Just Might Work!
California Career Alternatives: Craiglist Job Searches

By Christopher Danzig
Thursday, May 3, 2012

San Francisco Craiglist - Attorney Chief - Counsel Chef

Counsel Cafe is a new name and concept we want to apply to our existing restaurant, Bonjour Crepes & Sandwiches (www.bonjourcrepes.com). I am an attorney in Mountain View in private practice. Our restaurant has been losing money since it opened in August 2009. We want to change the concept of the restaurant with new food, new menu items, new management, and new energy. We want to make it into a restaurant that is both a cafe, and a place where patrons can come in for informal talks with attorneys over coffee (e.g., time booked with an iPad). We want to create a nice library area full of self help law books, so diners can relax and read. The concept is not new, a similar concept called LegalGrind won an ABA award in 2001 for accessibility to the law. see:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/05/business/small-business-offering-legal-tips-over-cup-of-latte.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm and

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aba-honors-legal-grind-inc-with-louis-m-brown-award-for-legal-access-71367107.html

Also, there is a lawyer owned cafe that is currently open in Chicago. See: http://www.chicagoslegalcafe.com/

However, there is no such place in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco bay area. I want to bring this concept to the Silicon Valley through the rebranding of my restaurant.

What we are looking for is an Attorney Chef. Someone who is a licensed attorney in California but loves to cook. Someone who can design the menu, create standard operating procedures, hire support staff, and manage the attorney services side of the cafe. Prior experience managing and running a restaurant is a key advantage. Someone who believes in the concept above and is willing to take a risk with me to help make it succeed. Currently, our Bonjour Crepes restaurant loses $200 a day. We need to turn it around.

Please submit a cover letter explaining why this opportunity interests you, and any relevant culinary experience that you may have. Must be a licensed attorney in good standing in California with a strong interest in the accessibility of the law to average people. Recent law school graduates encouraged to apply.

Compensation: $50,000 per year, plus profit sharing
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster

 Please no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Attorney Chef [Craigslist]

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