Howdy Just joining this forum. What prompted it was that I heard on the radio while driving to work an ad for Culinary Academy of Long Island. I've always been into cooking and have been meaning to become more serious about it. Not necessarily looking to become a professional chef but I've been meaning to really learn the science behind cooking as well as establish some good fundamentals. Sure a professional school is probably overkill but I figure that I'd rather over prepare than under prepare. Not to mention, I've always done exceptionally well in a structured program that is planned out start to finish. Not sure if I should make a separate topic for this, but wondering if anybody has heard anything about the Culinary Academy of Long Island. Star Career Academy is the parent organization. I met with a guy there today who showed me around and it looks on the level. The accreditations and history all seem to place this place as on the level and not just out to make a quick buck. But, in my experience, it's easy enough to fake all that especially when you've only spent a quick 5 minutes touring the place. Just wondering what people have heard about the place? They have a program starting next week and I want to make a decision ASAP as the next program starts in December. Oh about me, I have a day job in business. I'm a college graduate from Boston with a BS in Business. Living in Long Island now. I ride a motorcycle. That's about it, don't know what else to say. Anything anyone has heard about Culinary Academy of Long Island would be greatly appreciated. I couldn't find too much info in a search on the forum.