Hello, I am currently looking into the culinary career field and couldn't get a good grip on which would be best. I assume the degree would just because it shows that you went above and beyond but in other places I see this is a mostly who you know and how you work business? Some background about me: I currently have 60+ credits to a business degree and some military experience. I am now 19 and have a few years to decide but I would rather get into it. I recently got discharged from basic for a fractured vertebrae and bulging disk which will give me arthritis for my life. This started my search for a less physically demanding career field than law enforcement or military (The career fields I really wished to pursue.) I talked to a representative from the Le Cordon Bleu in St. Louis and he was pushing me to enter a certificate program but sounded more like a cheap salesman. The cost for the certificate would be around 17,500 for a nine month program or a bachelor's degree at The Art Institute International Culinary School at Kansas City for around 90,000 and 36 month program. The end all question is whether it is worth it?