I only worked in the food industry for two years, but Andrew Morrison did it for 20. He wrote a great article about the things he misses (and doesn’t miss) about the hospitality industry. Bear in mind that most of his list items pertain to working the Front of House, whereas I was always Back of House. It was in everyone’s interest that I work Back of House – I’m not a people person.
As much as his article does make me miss my crazy hospitality days, I’ll say this: I love having my holidays back. This is the first Christmas since 2005 that I’ve been able to enjoy myself.