Hey everyone! I am a 20 year old from the Midwest just trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. Culinary school never really crossed my mind until I was cooking for my roommates one night (well, I cook every night but there was one night where I had an epiphany). I wondered, “I absolutely love cooking. I love feeding people and making them happy. Why don’t I just do that?!” So I’m looking into some schools and trying to get a handle on what the career is actually like and whether or not it really is something for me to pursue. I don’t care how much money I’ll be making as long as I can get by. I can handle stressful situations without a problem but I was wondering, what other careers are there? I would love to work in a restaurant, but what about catering? Or food writing? Are those possibilities as well or do most people right out of culinary school get stuck in a restaurant kitchen?
In other (shorter) words: what are my options?