Hello, I'll give some background on me before I ask my question. My mom owns a Tavern that was built in the early 1800s that serves traditional American fare. I have worked there since i was 11 and cooked since i was 15. I was able to run the kitchen when i was 17. I wasn't the best back then but I have come a long way, i'm almost 21 now. Anyway, I'm a junior in college studying something unrelated that I'm not passionate about. My plan is to leave after this semester and go to culinary school in NYC or Boston to hone the skills i already have and to make myself more knowledgeable.
Now my question to employers is this: Would you care that I didn't finish my Economics degree? My moms argument is that employers at high end restaurants will not hire me because I didn't finish my 4 year degree, even though i would have a culinary degree from an institution like ICE in NYC.
I think this argument is ridiculous, but am I wrong? My argument is that all the employers care about is how good you can cook. And that if i can cook, i'll have no problem finding work, however she is not convinced.
What are your opinions on this? Am i wrong for thinking like this? I figured someone leaving college taking a risk to pursue my career would be something employers would like, that I took a chance. Anyone with knowledge feel free to reply, thank you!