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Hi Everyone, 


I'm brand new to the site and excited to be here! This morning I was performing a search about a school I'll be attending in Fall and ran into a member's post on this site. I clicked through some of the links and realized this is a great resource for culinary prospects, professionals and those who simply have questions about the field. 


I'm 26 and have been in corporate America for the last 4 years. I very much dislike sitting at a computer performing mindless tasks as my eyeballs burn to a crisp day after day. It's just not for me. Over the past year or so it started becoming more and more apparent that I am most alive, alert and happy while in the kitchen chopping, experimenting, stirring, succeeding, failing, mixing, kneading, learning - in short - creating.


I decided not only do I want to go back to school for a culinary degree/certificate, but I want to do so in ITALY! I'll be attending IFSE in Turin, Italy for 6 months starting in September. I'm very excited about this opportunity but also very nervous. There is a lot of prep involved, not only with my visa/living situation/money conversions/passport/Italian classes/ability to become homesick/outlet converter/plane tickets (you get the idea) ...but lot's of prep involved with attaining a good foundation of culinary skills and knowledge before I get there. What's worse than being lost in a new school in your hometown? Being lost in a well-established, highly respected school in Italy.. I just want to make sure I cover all of my bases before I go.


I'm excited to explore this site and learn from others! 


Talk to you soon!


post #2 of 2

Aloha Birdie

Welcome to CT

Now would your status be at home cook or culinary student?

It sounds like you have ALOT on your plate, I wish the best

I think that you will find a boat load of support here, not only from Pros and other students

but also from some of us other Home Experts...

If you have questions, in regards to the sight,

PM one of the Mods or Admin people

Check out the Search at the top of the page, as many topics have been discussed in the past

Mostly though, enjoy

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