I have been cooking for years but in a semi-professional environment where i hosted dinners for friends & colleagues.
cooked as volunteer in soup kitchens for hundreds of people.
and worked in restaurants part time ..but not too much.
but everywhere i read, there's discouragement as a chef
words like 'you will be shouted at'
'working long hours'
'physical toll on your body'
i come from advertising where people shout at u all the time in front of others
u work on weekends under a hangover
u work all night till 1 am then show up to work at 9 am.
you dont get much recognition but at best a pat on the back and pay raise is minimal to none for years.
but atleast as a chef the work itself is satisfying...a dish coming together is better than a stupid presentation coming together where blood and sweat went in.
my end goal is to have a business of my own.
how realistic am i ?