So, I'm new to the industry and have only worked in a few restaurants as a part-time server or bartender but have known that I've wanted to be a chef for years and am finally going to take the plunge. I'm going to attend cooking school in about 7 months but I would like to start gaining work experience in the kitchen beforehand. I've tried to contact a few restaurants to find out any options for someone like me. Does anyone have any suggestions of how I can get my hands wet and start gaining kitchen skills and industry experience without having any formal training??