So about 4 years ago.. I graduated from high school wanting to pursue my passion towards culinary arts. Instead my parents wanted me to go for medical field and go for culinary arts after I get my life and family n such settled.
Guess what. after 4 years of working in the lab learning bio, chem, physics, biochem, organic chem, physical chem, etc @ UC Riverside, I realized it just wasn't the same. I love doing hands on stuff. Cooking. But working in the lab just wasn't the same. You don't get all these aroma from mixing chemicals, and you can't decorate them and plate them all nicely, and lastly, you just cannot eat or drink them.
Anyways, my parents decided that it was bad idea for them to push me to wrong path, and are supporting me to go through culinary school. I am in process of getting application done.
Sorry for me rambling on, but after all, you know yourself the best. If you have that passion towards culinary, then go for it. If not, then you know the answer. There won't be wrong decision, but whatever happens, don't let anyone decide for you, or else you will spend 4 years ( hopefully less if it happens to you too.. ) learning something that you won't appreciate much.