I am in dire need of advice!

Discussion in 'General Culinary School Discussions' started by kerodriguez, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. kerodriguez

    kerodriguez

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    Hello there,

    My question is:

    What can one do at such a young age to make sure the Culinary Arts is a career worth looking into?  I want to make sure that this is a career I want to take seriously before I apply to colleges. (I am a sophomore in high school)

    Also, for anyone who found out they had a passion for food at a young age, how did you find the motivation to pursue your dream career? How do you find motivation and creativity while cooking at home? 

     I am from NYC and I participated in a culinary program this past summer at UPENN for 3 weeks and will participate in a culinary internship for this coming summer at Chicago for 4 weeks. So I have had some experience with food. I am just doubtful that it isn't enough for me to make a solid decision. 

    Your recommendations and opinions are greatly appreciated!! =) 
     
  2. adrikt

    adrikt

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    Haha I felt the same way when I made the decision to pursue what I really wanted to do.  I remember taking a tour of the (culinary school I ended up graduating from 4 years later) my freshman year of high school.  just know that your gunna have to love food enough to be a part time janitor in the kitchen theres lots of cleaning to do and lots of long hours but its great =)
     
  3. petemccracken

    petemccracken

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    In my mind, the culinary world is a trade, not a profession.

    There is nothing wrong with pursuing a trade and long as you recognize and understand that it is not a profession.