Before I got sick I was a pastry chef in various restaurants I loved it everything about working with food was wonderful from the chemistry in the pastry kitchen meeting guests, getting reviewed, and creating new things undone in the past . Then I got sick and went on disability for 10 years now I am finally well again and want to come back to the food field and pick up my work . The problem is I have made nothing (food Items) in 10 years I remember only a quarter of the things I knew back in the day. I have no clue if my skills are there or not. I am planning on making some dessert items in my home kitchen to see if its still there , and
If I still got it ? Lastly Im on permanet disability and have killer good health insurace which at no point I can give up due to my illness . I can only work part time or up to $1000.00 gross a month knowing full well pastry people work 40-60 hours week I cannot . I guess my question is would you go back to the field if you were in my shoes having limited hours and a very rusty memory with and about anything pastry? Im weighing the options and think of what would be best for me to do for my future. I am working with an employment agency who seems to think Id be better int he mental health field. In my heart I still long to be in chef whites, mixing , folding, stirring, baking, ect... creating great things from quality ingredients. I have my degree in Pastry and feel like Im throwing it away by going into something else when mentally I still have a passion for pastry. Would an internship be a wise thing for me to get back into the flow of things. The other problem is there is little opportunity in my area for work in pastry I don't know what would you do ?