The.hef’s table at Marcus restaurant, 1 in Knightsbridge A chef’s table is a table located in the kitchen of a restaurant, 2 3 reserved for VIPs and special guests. 4 Patrons may be served a themed 4 tasting menu prepared and served by the head chef. Not all changes in ownership are indicative of financial failure. 25 The three-year failure rate for franchises was nearly the same. 26 Restaurants employed 912,100 cooks in 2013, earning an average $9.83 per hour….