So this has been brought up quite a few times, however I can't seem to find one that fits close to what I am searching for. Alright, so I am going a local cooking show in my area and was asked what title i would like to use. I am officially confused as to which one would fit best.
Long story short, I am currently in school to have a bachelor's degree in Culinary Management and graduate in 6 months. Leaving there I would be a certified chef. However, I also own my own storefront and as the co-owner I manage the menus, costing, purchasing etc etc. But the storefront is a cafe/cakery not a full-service restaurant.
Not too sure if I fall under Chef, Pastry Chef, as I do feel that I haven't "earned" that yet as I am still a student and do not have years of experience as a chef in a restaurant.
So I am confused as to what to answer the lady with? Yes I am trained as a classical chef, but I have not graduated yet. My business handles more desserts and breakfast than dinner and lunch. I do know mother sauces, knife and skills and am pretty damn good in the kitchen but that's not what I do for a living yet.