culinary schoolMake sure you visit the school, audit a class. I live in San Francisco and can attest to the fact the CCA now and the one I went to are very different. It is becoming big business to recruit students to culinary school. My opinion, the quality of training at the CCA has really diminished. Many of the folks have no idea what they are getting into. Recently I was speaking with a woman who was 56, loves cooking, wanted to make a career change from high tech. She had no idea the hours involved in the job, the low pay (compared to corporate America management positions, which she was coming from), the noise, action, stress. When I shared with her graduates start between $13 and $15 an hour, she couldn't believe it. She thought going to a culinary school and paying over $50k for the 18 months, would place her in a position to afford to support herself.
I learned alot in culinary school, it was an experience I would never have passed up. Enjoy, but make sure to do your due diligence.