Hello ladies and gents, pretty new here, been reading for awhile though. I was just wondering if I could get some guidance and advice.
Right now im 17 years old working as a line cook in a pretty dumb place. I don't have a mentor chef and its just not a good learning experience for me in my opinion ( been here over a year ).
In the fall I will be attending a very good local community college culinary program. My question to you guys ( this may have been asked 100000 times sorry ) Will culinary school give me a good basic understanding of food and cooking. I feel that I don't know much and don't learn much from my current job, but I want to eventually make it to a sous somewhere nice in around 5 years.
Also what advice do you recommend for me to find another restaurant that will give me a great learning experience. I want to get another cooking job, but I don't want to get hired at another place and be taught how to dice up vegetables and waste my time.
Thank you !!