I am 19 years old and I like to cook food. In fact I am really passionate about what I am doing in the kitchen to the point where I want to pursue a career as a chef. Here's my problem: I only have a level 2 (GCSE) Qualification and have never worked in a professional kitchen or been to Culinary School. So here's my question:
How do I get started? Do I ask local restaurants for an application form/hand out my CV?
Any help that anyone could suggest would be massively appreciated.