Hi there, Im new to this forum and if you don't mind, I would just like to ask all of you a few questions.
Right now I am 22, have a Bachelors degree in BA and a highly paid job. However, like most people here, I have a passion for cakes, to be specific, a passion for cake business. My long term goal is to open my own bakery chain, or at least a franchised chain. I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to many countries around the world and tasted savory cakes from many places. However, in my country, there aren't many good bakeries except for the ones in 5-star hotels so I figured it's a very potential business idea.
So I really wanna ask those of you who actually opened your own bakeries, what does it take to start a business in this industry? Honestly, I have no knowledge or experience about baking yet. Should I go abroad for a proper education on Pastry (we don't have any good culinary schools where I live)? Or is there any alternative I could take? Again, I plan on becoming an owner, not a famous, highly skilled pastry chef.
My problem is I could only go for 1 year max, tuition and fees are not my concern, but would 1 year possibly be enough for me to acquire enough knowledge to become an owner? Also, would you recommend going to Paris or America for school? Since I am willing to go anywhere as long as they offer worthy courses and within 1 year, any recommendation is welcomed.
My knowledge about Pastry is very limited at the moment so if I said anything wrong, please be understanding and I am really looking forward to hear from all of you guys, people who are actually in the industry.