This has been asked before I'm sure but every-ones situation is unique so I'll ask it again. Sorry because this is going to be a little long winded.
Am I, at 40 years old, too old to make the change to become a full time cook? I have been a truck driver for twenty years and don't want to spend the next twenty-five in a cab rattling from place to place. I've enjoyed myself and seen places all over the world doing it but it's time I made a change. I love cooking at home. I had an opportunity when I was sixteen to cook full time but I was young and stupid so turned it down. I regret that deeply.
I cannot afford college so the only route I can take is to work in a kitchen. I know I will have to start washing dishes and work my way up from there. I really want to learn to cook properly. Where would you suggest I start out at? I have an application in at Red Lobster though my resume is just trucking so I am not holding my breath. Or would I be better off looking at small enterprises? What would you as a full time chef/employer think of someone turning up at your door asking for a chance? At my age would I just be laughing stock?
Sorry for all the questions but my confidence in hunting for a job is not that high.
Thank you in advance for your time.