So. I want to be able to live up to the title "chef". But unfortunately I do not really have a good option as far as attending school for a degree/certificate and balancing that with working seven days a week and paying bills etc. I have been told that if you train under a chef it makes you a chef. Is there any validity to this? I live in south central PA and there really aren't any options for well known chefs here. I've been given the title sous chef. But I almost feel like that is something my restaurant uses to be able to say they have chefs and not cooks. Any help???