Any input would be appreciated.
Im currently studying International Restaurant Management at Le Cordon Bleu, I am planning to take a semester off and go to NYC and study at a culinary college and then come back and finish the remaining 1 year and half of my degree, I have been accepted into the French Culinary Institute, for the Class Culinary Course.
Im really confused as to -
1. Would this 6 month course teach me all the basics of cooking ?
2. Should I wait for my course and apply for the Associates Degree at CIA, which is a 2 year course and I ll actually get a degree?
3. Will 6 month course be able to land me jobs in the kitchen like a line chef to start with? Cause i know i have the passion to learn , and will be able to learn alot more when Im on the job also.
PLEASE HELP ASAP
FCI is a very good school with a comprehensive, fast-moving curriculum. When I was deciding between the 2 schools, it became apparent that one major distinction between the 2 schools is that CIA will spend a fair amount of time on each topic, and FCI moves fairly quickly through them, although reinforces them throughout the different levels.
Like most any school, you get out of it what you put into it.
You will learn all the basics at FCI, but if you think for a second that after graduating any culinary program that makes you qualified to work on the line in a restaurant....um, you're naive and wrong.
You must work in a restaurant, for peanuts or peanut shells if necessary, before or during school.
*It's been happening forever, but how does somebody drop Forty-Thousand dollars on culinary school without having spent any real time working in foodservice?*
Not saying it applies to you, Confused, but if it does, ask other chefs. Your passion and desire don't mean jack if you have no clue exactly what it is you're seemingly passionate about.
Yes chef, once I get through a culinary school I do plan to intern at ay cost for at least the next 10 year before starting my own thing.. I know what you mean.. I work in hospitality business not back of house but have a fair bit of understanding.. and im very passionate about learning each and every aspect of cooking.
Chef what I want to ask is that which college would you suggest ? FCI even though fast shall cover all the basics?