I have been in the industry for some years now and I'm really curious as in what to do next or what I should be doing now. (Career Wise). A little back story would probably help out I guess. When I was around 15 I started out in fast food and been interested in the food service industry ever since. I worked at McDonald's for almost 2-3 years and moved on to other fast food restaurants such as Taco Bell and a few others.
Later on in life I decided to make the move and go to culinary school. Fascinated by the art and skill involved in cooking I decided to further my education and double major in pastry as well. Currently I am working on getting my bachelors degree in restaurant and hospitality management. As of right now I have an associates degree in culinary and an associates degree in pastry.
Here is my dilemma, right out of culinary school I lucked up and got a job working in a nursing facility as a chef and later on became the dietary manager. Due to the diet restrictions I felt a strong lack of skill or knowledge needed to do the job so I decided that it was time to move on and go back to the restaurant industry, so now I'm currently working in a barbecue restaurant in an entry level position, I feel that my talents and my education have gone to waste or not being used. I don't know what to do or what my next move should be...
On a side note I have moved up in every job that I have had, in the fast food places I have went from crew to management and moved on. Even when I was in the nursing facility I moved up from chef to dietary manager. I have stayed at most jobs for 2-3 years and have worked out notices in almost all.
Any advice or insight would be appreciated. Hopefully I have covered enough to make this easy to answer. Thank you in advance.