Hello, been lurking the forum for a while but finally decided to jump in.The last year has been an insane one; the highlight of which has been my new career path. Im 31 years old and last summer I decided to quit my job as a business consultant and pursue a career in the culinary field with zero experience in a professional kitchen. I wrote emails and called restaurants looking for stage opportunities and somehow got a chance to stage for a JB award semifinalist here in San Antonio. Well, imagine my utter surprise and astonishment when they offered me a job at the end of my stage. Since I have moved up from pantry to hot line. It has been by far the most difficult, gut checking, grueling experience of my life, I come home reeking, sore and exhausted and in the mornings i feel like i went 12 rounds with 1980s Mike Tyson but i have never been prouder of myself. For the first time in my professional life I feel like I have a true sense of purpose. Looking forward to meeting and conversing with the many fine folks i have been reading these last couple of years.
Greetings from Texas
Aloha, Welcome to Chef Talk.
What a journey it is that you’ve been on. I hope that you will share some of that in the Culinary Student forums, I’d be willing to beat that you have a lot to offer those kids.
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Once again, welcome!