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Hey guys ,! how you all doing.? 
Well. I am an engineer but my passion for food and cooking making me think over to switch my current job profile. Since I been into engineering college...  I understand the value of college But starting to pursue qualification in cooking .. I am little bit scared.  Yes, i have searched many schools like, LCB, Art institute, CIA... etc ..! I don't even know the C of a cook. I don't know how much longer it takes me to be professional chef. But Guys!! I am really happy and excited to learn its like Reborn again.. ! lol :P love this feeling. 
however, the point is where to start? 
P.S : I can go anywhere to learn and do ANYTHING. 

post #2 of 6

Hey Hanse,

 

there can be a real rush of learning to cook and working in a kitchen but over time the hours can become a problem. Can you tell me are you currently working in a professional kitchen somewhere? Do you have any idea of what you like (cooking on a hot line, catering, teaching, dinner parties)? My first advice with knowing very little about the fine details of what your hoping for is to take it slow. Work in a professional setting and get a taste for what it is like. The hours can really become a problem over time.

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Nicko 
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post #3 of 6
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Hey nicko .. 
I really appreciate . you views.. infact i get these same reviews from my parents as well ..  

I am not a professional chef .. I am just doing my bachelor in Engineering  its my last year .. AND I have no idea.. cooking on a hot line, catering, teaching ..! 
i have created milestones .. like first i will get an internship in cooking for 6 months.. then i will decide what to do further.. and which field i should follow ..! 
since i haven't worked as a chef .. i can't comment over : "The hours can really become a problem over time" 
but when i start working .. i definitely gonna remember  your words ..:P 

post #4 of 6

Well, it's really so nice of you Hanse Khubu that besides doing your bachelor's in Engineering, you din't leave your passion towards cooking, which is really a very good think that will definitely makes you a successful person in the culinary arts industry.

There is a very true proverb:

"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."

                                                                                                                      By Oprah Winfrey

 

And you will be glad to know that you did the same Hanse. You have an exciting career opportunity in the culinary arts industry, so just go for it without any doubt. All you need to do is to enroll into one of the top culinary schools which leads you towards a bright career path after graduating from the school. Since, you will get many good job opportunities if you are having a price tag of a well-reputed culinary school. Most of the private culinary schools focuses on providing a variety of culinary arts programs with perfection, that makes the students sincere towards their work and they will be provided the hands-on training in a professional kitchen. By this, they get the opportunities to enhance their cooking skills at well standarized level. Once you take the admission in a highly ranked culinary school, then you will automatically get your path in a step by step manner, Since they keep you updated about the latest culinary trends and techniques, along with the current market scenario. So just do well while doing your culinary studies and give your best in learning it.

Wish you a very good luck for your future.:)

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post #5 of 6

Hi Niko,

 

I am currently working in a professional environment.  I basically work a 9-5 in the profession of accounting.  I too have had this passion to work in the culinary industry, and have always had the "dream" of running a restaurant.  I graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration, and a master's degree in accounting, and have always been aware that the "dream" is a recipe for disaster for about 80% of people.  I have given it some thought, and decided catering, while working my day job, is a more feasible plan.  I plan to attend evening classes at LCB starting this summer, while working during the day.  I am currently researching chef bios, culinary arts, catering businesses, etc.  Anything I can get my hands on, I'm reading it.  I am open to any advice.  Any suggestions?

post #6 of 6

Hi Niko,

 

I am currently working in a professional environment.  I basically work a 9-5 in the profession of accounting.  I too have had this passion to work in the culinary industry, and have always had the "dream" of running a restaurant.  I graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration, and a master's degree in accounting, and have always been aware that the "dream" is a recipe for disaster for about 80% of people.  I have given it some thought, and decided catering, while working my day job, is a more feasible plan.  I plan to attend evening classes at LCB starting this summer, while working during the day.  I am currently researching chef bios, culinary arts, catering businesses, etc.  Anything I can get my hands on, I'm reading it.  I am open to any advice.  Any suggestions?

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