Originally Posted by Huy Bui
there are many schools, but none of that is necessary to work at a fine dining establishment. you have to go beg for a job (often getting ignored) and work an entry level job regardless of culinary degrees and such. it all goes by experience.
As with most "generalizations", there is a "grain of truth" in the above, but the "picture" is incomplete and can be very misleading.
The OP has a goal of working in a "high class restaurant", presumably that means fine dining, or at least in that direction. Now, whether that goal is aimed at BOH or FOH is unanswered.
Typically, a sommelier works in FOH rather than BOH, which the OP has apparently gone to school to obtain BOH skills.
Neither the culinary school training nor the education as a sommelier will guarantee an opportunity to work in a "high class" restaurant will be available, let alone offered.
Will learning to be a sommelier help one land a BOH job? Probably not.
Will learning to be a cook help one land a FOH job? Probably not.
Will having the fundamental skills to tackle either a FOH or BOH job improve employment opportunities? Probably will.
Will any of this help YOU achieve YOUR goal(s)? That is up to YOU!