Aloha, Welcome to Chef Talk Cheryl.
Wow, it sounds like you’re pretty serious about the Q.
You might be interested in joining the newly created
Social Group – Barbecue and Grilling.
But there’s more to Chef Talk than the Forums, check out the Articles, Reviews, Galleries and my fav, the Special Guests Forum.
One note on the Forums, the three Pro-forays are read only for us folks who are not employed in the industry. (BTW, what is ‘other’ as your culinary experience?)
Once you’ve gone over the FAQ and Community Guidelines, PM a Mod or Admin person if you have questions in regards to the website. We’re all here to share, connect and just chat about food and food related topics. We’re respectful of one another as well as helpful. You might be reading about a CMC giving advice to a Culinary Student half way around the World!
Mostly though, Cheryl, have a great time!