Hello everyone. I thought I would join you all here and meet up with some folks in the community. I am on a few different forums and have been for years but they have always been hobby related. You know how it is when you just want to forget about work when you get home. I am 34 and have been cooking all my life. I have never been to culinary school and due to my location in the middle of nowhere I have been limited to chain restaurants for the most part. Just like anybody else working my way up from dish to prep, fry, flat-top. broil then expo. I've been a kitchen manager a couple of times but due to some family obligations have dropped down to a basic line cook now. I am hoping with tax check this year to move to a bigger city in order to further my career and it would be nice to make some connections before then. I hope to be a contributing member of the group here and to learn some very useful info. Thanks for having me.