Just joined up but I've lurking for quite awhile. Not a professional, but I love to cook.
I'm 53 yrs. old, been there, done that , but I've always wanted to be a professional chef. Heck, when I joined the army back in the mid-seventies that's what I wanted to do, become an army cook. But, the army being, well, the army, and me being young and not knowing any better, I let them talk me out of it. So instead of being in an army kitchen peeling potatoes and cooking eggs for 300+ soldiers I end up with a German Shepherd and an M-16 walking around army installations overseas.
Oh well, You know what they say about hindsight.
Anyway, it's good to be onboard!