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Hello all.

 

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.

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Welcome Kodomo! Congratulations on your new path. 

 

Since you've been hanging out here for a while, you're probably acquainted with the various forums and features here at Chef Talk, but just in case you missed a few, I'll summarize. No doubt you've found the Culinary Students' and Culinary School's forum. I'll bet you've poked around in the various Professionals' forums, too. But don't miss the General forums, as they're treasure troves of great ideas, too. While the Special Guest Archives may seem "old", don't be fooled! Advice from people like Harold McGee, Gale Gand and Mario Batali has no "use by" date. 

 

If you haven't checked out the Cooking Articles (see the green tabs at the top of the main Forums page), don't wait! You'll hear from chefs, skilled home cooks, culinary instructors and experts in various culinary fields from all over the world. 

 

Participating here is definitely an upgrade from simply lurking, and I hope you realize the benefits of that very soon. We hope you visit and join in as often as your very busy schedule permits. Good luck in the new year!

 

Best regards,

Mezzaluna

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Thank you so much. :)

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