I'd love to get advice from some professionals here, as I'm feeling a little lost.
I WAS a culinary student and was really looking forward to returning this semester, but I just found out I won't be able to. I worked hard in school and got good grades, but for reasons I'd rather not get into, I won't be able to complete the second year. I still know that being a pastry chef is the only career for me and absolutely what I want to do, so my question is: how do I move forward in my career at this point? I have three months' experience as an intern at a bakery this summer, but that's it. What would it take for you to hire someone with only one year of school? I have a job interview tomorrow (...in another state, even) at a swanky hotel with a huge dessert menu that I would LOVE to land a job at. What advice could you give me to help me get it?
I would have liked the extra year of training, but I know that I have skill and I'm willing to work that much harder because I don't have a degree. Thank you for any and all advice you can give.