Originally Posted by FIneGentleman
Money is not a problem. Pursuing my dreams is much more important than money. I can always pay in student loans.
See, that's the problem right there. Most prospective students think "Whatever... I'll get a loan. I'm sure that I'll make enough money to pay it back."
You didn't answer MichaelGA's question. Have you ever worked in a kitchen before? :-/
I say this because most kids who go through culinary school, take on a big loan, end up getting their first job right out of school, realize they hate it and end up in that office right along side their friends. Or, if they don't hate their job, they realize that the $9 an hour they get paid isn't enough to pay off their loan and pay for a studio apartment... and... your co-worker gets paid $11 an hour and he didn't even go to school.
So, I think you need to do more digging to see if you are right for culinary school. Get a job in a kitchen. It'll be the best way to see if you can hang in that environment and if you want to do it the rest of your life. School won't teach you everything. Some people just don't have the skills to be in a kitchen, even with school. It takes a certain mindset not everybody can develop. There's a big difference between enjoying cooking for friends and family and doing it as a profession.