My name is Mark and I at a crossroads in my career. I have been a line cook for almost 10 years and I have made a decision that, for me, I need some sort of certification or degree to take my career to the next level.
I have heard programs at community colleges are affordable and are great if you plan to stay in the area, but are not necessarily recognized nationally like some of the big name programs (JWU, CIA, FCI, ect) that cost much more.
Certifications are another route to take I know little about as it pertains value and recognition.
I know I need a " piece of paper" to move up.
Any suggestions or input?