Hi, I'm new to this thread. I'm a student at college studying other subject, expecting to graduate soon. During the last one year and more, I have been thinking hard about choosing a culinary career.. I started working at a small, high-end restaurant as a dishwasher/kitchen helper last summer as a part-time job. I got the job through a friend working there. I used to work 4 times a week, some doubles in summer, and gradually decreased my work time to 3 times, 2 times, and once a week now, due to school. I realized that I liked working with food and at a restaurant and admire chefs and coworkers. I have come to learn difficult part of being a chef as well, such as working long hours, little income, physically demanding, etc... My question might be silly, but I'm hoping to receive professional opinions about my thoughts about culinary career options. (I'm sorry if my plan sounds ridiculous and not realistic, it's because I don't have much experience and insight at all.) I'm dreaming of going to culinary school while doing part-time job at a restaurant. Then, after graduation, I am thinking of working at a restaurant for a few years. Then, I would also like to try working at a catering company. I'm also highly interested in hospital or care center. I know working at a hospital or care center is not regarded as an ideal culinary career option, but I was wondering how realistic it is and what the job is like. I don't think my question is very specific.. If anyone could provide me with their opinion about my thoughts about building culinary career life, I would really appreciate it. Thanks for reading this.