It appears the Mayan calvary will be saving my ass for summer. The brother of one of my current part-timers has applied as have two other Mayans who work at other places (they'd keep their current jobs). All three speak English and at least two of them have substantial work experience. I think the third does as well but am not sure.
I think I'm going to hire all three. I need more room in the schedule and more time to be a chef not a line cook. Plus with people who have two jobs you need to have a bit of a backup because at some point schedules will collide or they'll start to get burnt out. Now if one of them turns out to be really interested in food, so much the better.