Working As a Chef on a Private Jet

FAA rules are that a cabin crew can’t be in the air longer than 12 hours. So if my boss scheduled a two-week trip to Indonesia, we’ll stop in Hawaii to refuel and switch crews. I’m dropped off in Hawaii for 10 days, the new crew goes on to Indonesia until they come back. My expenses are paid while I’m grounded.

Michael Worth is a 25-year-old chef who was offered a job cooking meals for a prominent hedge fund manager on a private Gulfstream G550. He talked to Cincinnati magazine about what his job is like, and how the job is allowing him to pay off his student loans much faster than he thought it would be paid off.

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