Hey Cheftalkers, I am in desperate need of advice. I currently have 2 options for education. 1. Go to one of the best culinary schools (Le Cordon Bleu) and receive the Grand Diplome, which is a two year course teaching about cuisine and pastry as well as culinary techniques. 2. Do a year and a half in RACA (Royal Academy of Culinary Arts) in the middle east and then possibly continue 2 years in Switzerland to receive a bachelors in hospitality management. (I only get a certificate for the culinary, and my passion is cooking) What is the best path to take for my career, in hopes of one day opening my own restaurant. My passion is cooking and I want to be a chef, however I do have a dream of opening a restaurant one day. I don't think the Bachelors is needed but this is why I need advice. Please post replies!