Welcome, Marston! I'm sure you have some good stories to tell as you work your way along in the profession. My brother moved up as you did and eventually became an owner-operator after completing his chef training. After almost 30 years he's preparing for his chef-son to succeed him in the business he built. Lots of hard work have paid off for him.
I'm sure you've begun looking at the discussion forums, but don't miss the cooking articles, too. They're excellent sources of information. Have a little fun with the Cooking Challenges, which change monthly and are posted in the Food and Cooking general forum. This month the challenge focuses on flour. You can get some great ideas from the members and add your own to the mix.
We hope you enjoy being part of the community and look forward to your contributions. Good luck in your endeavors! Have a Happy New Year--