I am in the process of moving to a new city and really need some advice on how to go about getting experience in a professional kitchen. I am 25 years old and am seriously considering attending culinary school in the near future. Before making such a financial commitment I feel that I should acquire some experience in a professional kitchen. I have never worked in a professional kitchen before and am finding it to be a little daunting trying to get an intro level job at restaurant when I don't have any previous kitchen experience. Are there things that I can do when inquiring about potential jobs that will impress professional chefs and restauranteurs?
I am currently 25 and have been fairly successful throughout my life thus far. I held various leadership positions while in college and was accepted into a highly competitive organization immediately after college. I have recently been accepted to law school but find myself moving towards a career in the culinary industry more and more. My resume may be great for a typical business job but it is void of anything culinary related. How can I get into a decent kitchen and gain experience that will ultimately influence whether or not I decided to pursue culinary school? Thank you so much for your help and advice!