i am currently working as an engineer and would want to take up a full culinary course and would shift into cooking as a profession. i am currently 24 years old and is planning to enroll myself in a diploma course for culinary arts good for 2 years, next year.
i know ive heard a lot of aspiring cooks being in this situation, of being too "old" to start a culinary career. by the time i would graduate i would already be 27 years old and i would just like to ask if that would still be a good age to start a new career?
you might ask as to why i suddenly would want to shift into a different field. well, back when i graduated high school i was asked what course i would like to take up in college, and i said to my parents culinary arts but then my parents being of the "older generation" decided to lead me down a "normal" path of a bachelors degree and told me that i could pursue cooking after i finish college. and so i did, finished college graduated as an industrial engineer and currently working in an american corporation.
and so still wanting to pursue my passion in cooking i have saved up enough money to enroll myself in the best institution in our place (cebu,philippines)and would eventually decide to give up my current job.
back to the question, is 27 too old to start a culinary career? honestly....
read on AB's book about forgetting it when your 32 years old.