I really hope this isn't a stupid question but I'm pretty new to this, I just started considering a career as a personal chef about a month ago! If a culinary college student is a vegetarian and doesn't eat meat or seafood, and actually would feel nauseous or squeamish at the process of preparing meat, lobster or crab...what happens then? Do you have to do it? Surely there have been other vegetarian chefs, did they have to boil a live lobster, cut it apart and prepare a meal out of it? Because that would seriously stop me from becoming a chef if that is what is required. How about if you didn't go to culinary college, could you just take some local classes for the types of food you want to cook, and then tell your clients you are a vegetarian chef and you don't cook certain things?