First make sure this is what you want to do .. The saying " blood , sweat & tears " really does apply to those wanting become chef this field by no means is a walk in the park , early mornings and late nights if you can't handle being on your feet 12+ hours without complaining maybe you should reconsider..
To my culinary student who have the passion ... Find a creditable restaurant and wash dishes until your hands fall off .. Dish washing is not just hard work but it teaches multi-tasking.. Work hard and show the chef that and when you get on the line work harder then any one else .. I could go on and on but I hope this helped someone