Hello and welcome to ChefTalk.
As you've noticed there are lots of pofessional chefs (and other culinary professionals) on the site.
However, many of the members are like me: enthusiastic amateurs! We also come from all over the globe... so I'm sure you'll pick up lots of tips and recipes. have a look at some of the articles on here - and the photographs of food are simply amazing!
When you feel ready, jump in on threads of specific interest, or even start your own.