I have been lurking for awhile and I finally broke down and made an account. I am yet another culinary student. It took me 6 years after first applying to culinary school to decide that I will spend a small fortune in an attempt to change my life. It was not taken lightly in the slightest. While in school, I had at many times thought I was having a mental breakdown only to have a mental breakthrough. I am inexperienced, foolish at times, and a baby to the industry.
I plan on graduating in 9 months and will actually begin my first kitchen job in the new year. Tips or advice are always welcome. My boyfriend (who is a seasoned line cook) has been warning me a lot about sexual harassment in kitchens, which I think is rubbish as it will occur anyplace really, but if anyone has any advice on handling that (that doesn't involve knives or fire) please do share. Either way, no matter what I am just brimming with passion and excitement for the industry. I can hardly wait for the challenges ahead.