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Highest level of formal education

Poll Results: What's your highest education level

 
  • 28% (8)
    High School/GED
  • 14% (4)
    AA/AS/AOS
  • 28% (8)
    BA/BS
  • 17% (5)
    MA/MS/MBA
  • 10% (3)
    PhD
28 Total Votes  
post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Out of idle curiosity, what's your level of former education. I checked and was suprised anyone (university-wise) had offered a PhD. :eek: That's a lot (and a bit much) in this industry don't you think? Then again it is in Hospitality Administration. I already know how far I want to go in this industry and what level of education is needed.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

M.E.A.T.
Mankind Enjoying Animal Tastiness
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post #2 of 21
In order of completion:
B.A. in Speech and Dramatic Arts (minor in Comparative Literature -- French and Russian)
M.B.A. in Management and Organizational Behavior
A.O.S. in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management

And much of what I learned getting the first 2 has helped me use the third to the best advantage. :D
"Notorious stickler" -- The New York Times, January 4, 2004
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"Notorious stickler" -- The New York Times, January 4, 2004
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post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
If all that is genetic, I'm set for success! :D
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

M.E.A.T.
Mankind Enjoying Animal Tastiness
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Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

M.E.A.T.
Mankind Enjoying Animal Tastiness
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post #4 of 21
BA French, UC Berkeley 1976
BS Computer Science, Cal State Hayward 1984
DC Life Chiropractic College - West, 1988

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

Brot und Wein
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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

Brot und Wein
(1 photos)
 
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post #5 of 21
A.S, Johnson and Wales 1983
B.A. U of Texas 1984 - Business Admin.
M.B.A. Pepperdine 1989
Enjoy Life ~ Eat out more often
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Enjoy Life ~ Eat out more often
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post #6 of 21
Well sheesh................Im almost afraid to post. (Yeah right :rolleyes: ) I noticed there wasn't an option for "some college". Im not embarrassed to say that I opted to work and take care of my baby first. :) I can get my degree anytime but kids grow fast. It will also help that Im older now and actually KNOW what I want to do this time. Im going for an AOS in Restaurant Management. :D


Until then......online college courses! There's no such thing as "too late". ;) I know a millionaire CEO who went back and got his GED......many years later.
Jodi


I don't know about you but I think I need a nap.
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Jodi


I don't know about you but I think I need a nap.
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post #7 of 21
Good for you Shawty cat! And you are right they do grow fast and you ARE doing the most important thing you'll ever do in your life. Parenting an adventure that never ends.
Enjoy Life ~ Eat out more often
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Enjoy Life ~ Eat out more often
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post #8 of 21
Why thank you Fodigger.. :blush: That's where I got my multitasking skills for my Exec Asst job. Anyone who can feed a kid, cook, do laundry, iron, help with homework, balance a checkbook, and paybills while changing a diaper can handle any job that comes along. I found work to actually be LESS stressful. :eek: :p ;)

And for those of us out there who think its way too late to go to college......there is a thing colleges offer called credit for life experience. ;) Ahhhh.....I can hear those wheels turning.

Oops....gotta go. Have a baby to feed, merchandise to ship and a kid to pick up from Kindie. Whew.
Jodi


I don't know about you but I think I need a nap.
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Jodi


I don't know about you but I think I need a nap.
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post #9 of 21
Great Thread Culinarian!!
Jodi


I don't know about you but I think I need a nap.
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Jodi


I don't know about you but I think I need a nap.
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post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much, SC!!!!! :o But I don't think I did anything special. I ALWAYS post school-related questions. I am making a conscious effort to limit them, though. :D I'm a member of several message boards, foodie-laden and otherwise. This is by far my absolute favorite!



:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

M.E.A.T.
Mankind Enjoying Animal Tastiness
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Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

M.E.A.T.
Mankind Enjoying Animal Tastiness
Reply
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
Oh btw SC you can call me just plain ol' Jeff if ya like. I also answer to "hey you", "yo chef" and a few pet names my wife gave me that under NO circumstances will I ever reveal. :D It's bad enough she calls me it in the presence of my mom. :o



Don't worry, it's a G-rated name
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

M.E.A.T.
Mankind Enjoying Animal Tastiness
Reply
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

M.E.A.T.
Mankind Enjoying Animal Tastiness
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post #12 of 21

HS Grad here...

I was never a school person. My brother OTOH thrives in a classroom environment. The only thing I ever wanted to get out of a classroom was me.

Then came cooking school. I was able to get valuable hands on lessons. I take after my father...If I can't learn it with my hands, I don't need to know it.
Food is sex for the stomach.
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Food is sex for the stomach.
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post #13 of 21
Well, I guess I'm going to fall into the minority...I have no degrees just 3 years of stuggling attempts. I am proud of the fact that I began art school/college when I was a sophmore in high school because my art teacher took a special interest in helping me. I also won a scholarship in a national level competition (it was based on art, grades and a letter from a teacher).........but I blew it and didn't go to the school (Bradley)......then I won another scholarship for advanced study from the art school I was attending, and never finished. But my family life wasn't at all supportive during those years. I'd go to school in the morning and wonder if I would be homeless at the end of the day.

AND I still haven't graduated from the school of hard knocks.....
"Bakers are born, not made. We are exacting people who delight in submitting ourselves to rules and formulas if it means achieving repeatable perfection", Rose Levy Beranbaum
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"Bakers are born, not made. We are exacting people who delight in submitting ourselves to rules and formulas if it means achieving repeatable perfection", Rose Levy Beranbaum
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post #14 of 21
Not everyone is meant for the academic world.

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

Brot und Wein
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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

Brot und Wein
(1 photos)
 
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post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanx everyone for your votes. I didn't know we had doctors (PhD's) on here, wow!!!!!
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

M.E.A.T.
Mankind Enjoying Animal Tastiness
Reply
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

M.E.A.T.
Mankind Enjoying Animal Tastiness
Reply
post #16 of 21
Unschooled and raised among the savages. Not to worry, though. I wear shoes to work.
What a relief! To find out after all these years that I'm not crazy. I'm just culinarily divergent...
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What a relief! To find out after all these years that I'm not crazy. I'm just culinarily divergent...
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post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 
So we all can count on Peachcreek to know the primal cuts, right?


bad joke, I know
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

M.E.A.T.
Mankind Enjoying Animal Tastiness
Reply
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

M.E.A.T.
Mankind Enjoying Animal Tastiness
Reply
post #18 of 21
Doctor of Dental Medicine, from my home country, 1996
AOS in Baking and Pastry Arts, CIA New York, 1999
Almost went to MBA school but am still very busy so I might have to take it some other time.:D
post #19 of 21
Hey Pastrychef_Den:

Is it true what "they" say about dentists and chiropractors (I'm the resident chiro, FYI): that half of the chiros and dentists aren't practising after 7 years? I'm no longer in practise and therefore nothing insinuated.

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

Brot und Wein
(1 photos)
 
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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

-T

Brot und Wein
(1 photos)
 
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post #20 of 21
Hi Koko!

Been a dentist for 7 years already but has no intention of practicing, so far . I really love working with food so I think I might continue working in the industry for some time. I never practiced since i passed the dental board exams. I went to culinary school a year after the boards. Who knows, I know it will be a good falll back in case things doesn't work out with the food business. Business has been great so far.:chef:

Good Day!

pastry
post #21 of 21

Well seems ok..

There are places where are harded to be driven meaning movtivating,in my home town which is a part of nyc was really hard for me to grad. from highschool,there was so much negative enegy around me...But somehow i manage to pass..lol..As i look back to my highschool days i realize maybe it was not the kids in highschool,maybe it was me being lazy..lol..maybe..Always wanted to be a model,well thats not a fun career,or maybe not,but things happen for a reason..now i am 24 and i think i went very far for my age as a pastry chef..:)...those are my thoughts..bye.:)
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