Hello to all. I have been cooking at home for a number of years and am always reading new books, magazines and trying new recipes. I am currently enrolled in Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy; my work and family life dont allow me time to enroll in a traditional school. I am curious to recieve feedback from others as to whether they would give any consideration to someone with an online certificate. I work in a prison kitchen that feeds appx. 300 people, 3 meals a day. Myself and the other staff are ServSafe certified and mostly supervise the inmates doing the actual cooking. Our function involves ordering/accepting deliveries, scheduling workers, observing all aspects of cooking to prevent time/temperature abuse, providing input when needed, and observing the serving line at meal times to ensure that servers are in appropriate uniforms and are serving proper portions. I hope to advance to a more involved position at some point that is a higher grade and involves a lot more as far as ordering, inventory, etc. I love food and look forward to hearing from some of you. Thanks for listening.