I love cooking, but really feel like my personality is better suited for non-restaurant work, such as working in a test kitchen or high-end food retail. Would I benefit from attending culinary school?
Culinary school for non-restaurant careers
I think culinary school might be more than you need. You might look into taking select classes like the Culinary Institute of America - Hyde Park has to offer. In all honesty I don't even know where you would start looking for a test kitchen job. My guess is you would have to start on the bottom rung and work your way up.