I just separated from the Navy. I am now looking to pursue my goal of being a chef. Being a Chef was something I wanted to be when I grew up, that has not changed. I am now looking for employment in a restaurant to get the experience I need to attend the Culinary Institute of America. I really enjoy buying instructional books on different regions and cultures of food. Giuliano Bugiallis book on Classic Techniques of Italian cooking is my favorite. I am currently residing in San Diego, and if possible would love to connect with some chefs and possibly visit some kitchens and help out.