Hello everyone, My name is Robert and I'm a 32 year old guy from Sweden, currently studying to become a chef. I have about 15 years of cooking experience (at home, but I would say at an advanced amateur level), and for the last ten years it's been my no. 1 passion. The culinary school I attend isn't by any means a renowned one, and I only chose to go there because it was the only way I could afford to get my diploma. I've been applying for jobs in the food industry for the last couple of years, but if you don't have a diploma and/or several years of experience, you just won't get a job. I've even offered to work for a week or two for free just to show my skills and what I can do, but no-one was interested at all. Hopefully this will be my way into the world of food. Ten years ago I decided I wanted to be an engineer, but found out it wasn't for me. I dropped out of school and worked a bunch of menial and boring jobs before I realized that since I spent all my time cooking, reading books on cooking, watching tv shows on cooking and writing about food, perhaps cooking was what I should do for a living. And here I am. I definitely tend to stray towards the savory side of things, but I do like making a nice panna cotta with a coulis of fresh berries as well.