I have an 11 year old who has decided he wants to be a chef. He told me he loves food and wants to make food others will love. I am not chef material. I make anything that is quick easy and doesn't have anything I don't like...which is everything that is good for flavoring. He is off to a good start anytime we eat out, which is alot, he orders something he hasn't had before or with something he never liked before. So my question is: At 11 what do you suggest he learns? I let him help with stuff that I do cook and he likes that. He occassionally peels potatoes, helps add ingredients, and stirs the food. Most of what I make comes out of boxes or freezer sections. So I would appreciate any advice onto things that would help him on his way. I mean at 11, he has already decided that he wants to live in Italy and cook. He really likes Italian food, even started eating tomatoes. I would never put tomatoes in anything I cook. So the kid is seriously food challenged. Considering Applesbees is our fancy restraunt. Please any advice on to what he should be learning, ways to teach him, and kitchen utensils that would be helpful to him cooking. I would greatly appreciate. Thank you.