Greetings from Northern BC Canada
Hello and welcome to the site - you will find many members who work in various culinary trades and professions, as well as some (like me, for instance!) who are keen amateurs - as well as culinary students and instructors.
Feel free to join in on threads you find interesting or start your own in the relevant forum. There area three Professional fora on the site, but I hope you will post on other areas, too - as the Professional ones are read-only for those of us not employed in a culinary trade and it means that your views would get more 'reads' and 'comments' in other fora here!
The wikis, blogs, articles, reviews and photogrqaphs on the site are all well worth viewing - as are the older articles and discussions with various well-known chefs/culinary industry specialists.