Hi there, i am a 24 year old male and i am thinking about taking some part time/evening culinary classes to achieve something on paper that says i have some qualifications, but i am wondering are these very credible when looking for a job??
I have worked in restaurant kitchens in the past, i started as a KP... and over time worked my way up and learnt how to do prep work, season, and garnish various types of seafood (it was a seafood restaurant) ..... but i then broke my wrist and was in plaster for 4 months and got laid off. I am now in another job, which to be honest with you is okay.....but i don't enjoy it enough to say i wanna do this for a long time......where as my time spent working in kitchens i can safely say i LOVED it.
So at 24 years old, someone who has a passion for food, would you say it's a realistic goal to ''study formally'' and then progress into making a career of it? I am a very resilient person and i like a challenge so my mental mindset isn't an issue, but i am just wondering if perhaps it's overly ambitious to start out a new career at my age with no formal qualifications... simply on the job experience?
Sorry this is a little drawn out.... any opinions or views would be much appreciated, thanks everybody!