Howdy Y'all

Discussion in 'New User Introductions' started by theripper, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. theripper

    theripper

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    Hey everyone, I'm 24 and after 7 years of trying different things, I think I've finally figured out what I want to do (can you guess?).
    Anyway, I'm in the process of applying to go to culinary school. Cheers!
     
  2. mezzaluna

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    Welcome, and good luck with your new career! You'll find lots of information here (use the search tool; it'll be your best friend) and plenty of helpful people here. Explore the site and soak it all in.


    Enjoy!
    Mezzaluna
     
  3. bughut

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    Interesting handle.

    Welcome to the forum. You're going to get plenty of advice and feedback here to help you in your chosen career. have you checked out the culinary students forum.

    btw, imo, there is no age limit to choosing a path in life...We're under pressure from school, family and peers, to  know what we want to be. But the truth is, some of us take many years, if ever to decide.

    Do you know yet what you would like to specialise in?

    Do you have a family history in food?

    Keep in touch. Maybe you could start a thread. Anything you feel passionate about?, anything you love to cook?, or maybe you're stuggling and need advice. There are plenty of folk here happy to listen, chat, debate or advise.

    have a look about.Any problems,get in touch.If I cant help I can tellyou who can.

    Look forward to hearing from you
     
  4. theripper

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    Thanks Mezz and Bughut. I already feel well taken care of here.

    To answer your questions, I have no idea where I would like to specialize, just that I would like to cook professionally. I do love chinese food though, and I love to Wok at home with flavours like onions,garlic,ginger,oyster,sesame,peanut, etc.

    No family history to speak of, although my mother/grandmothers are all very talented cooks :)

    I'm coming from zero experience, so my plan is to take an introductory course, learn everything I need to know to work the line, then find an externship or find a good job, apply for an apprenticeship, and work towards my red seal.

    Right now I'm all passion and motivation, and no real-world knowledge of how it's gonna be. So yeah, it's scary, but I feel very ready to jump right in.

    Thanks again! (and p.s. my 'handle' was my nickname in university, not sure why...)
     
  5. bughut

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    How exciting for you. I've a bedillion years of experience in the trade, I still feel the rush when i think of a newbie starting out. I guess that's why i'm going back to teaching. If this is really what you want to do,then be prepared to be amazed. Theres a lot of boredom and a whole lot of "What the hell do i need to know this for". But it all comes together  over time. So stick in there...Have fun and let us know how you get on

    All the very best of luck to you