Hey guys. I'm a 21 year old living in a moderately large city, and I really am trying to decide where I want to go with my life. I feel i do have a strong passion for food.
I took Culinary classes in high school, I was for the most part top in my class, and I can say it was honestly the most fun I have ever had in school. I can follow directions/recipes easily and I was usually the leader of my group. For what ever reason, because I was in a rebelious stage, I decided I was def not going to school after graduation, and I told my culinary teacher it was just a hobby.
Now, as a few years have gone passed I have really missed it. I still enjoy cooking, but I dont do it as often, or try as much because I kind of doubt my skill level on some things. I, unlike some havent been cooking through all of childhood, aside from occasionally baking cookies with grandma or something haha.
Since the burden of paying for school will be on only me, I want to be very sure. Do you recommend looking at working in a professional kitchen under someone first? I worry that with the economy in its current state, that those types of opportunities will be limited.
I currently work in a fast food restaurant as a Manager, have for almost 4 years, so I have a lot of urgency down, but never have done anything like being a line cook, and to be honest that sounds kind of indimidating! :D
Any thoughts/comments you can offer? Try not to tear me apart too much :P