Hi Im new here, well duh!, obviously since i am writing this welcome forum. But to be serious I am hear because i love cooking and the satisfaction, and discipline it gives me through making people happy and seeing them having a good time all because of a meal I cook for them. An awesome meal can determine if a person has a good day or not, it brings a smile to ones face, and makes them appreciate the beautiful things life has to offer. I have been a qualified chef for 16years going on 17years, its a hobby/job/addiction to me, i will keep cooking for the rest of my life. To become a chef and then to keep being a chef though, your life involves lots of discipline and dedication and lots of love for cooking, because its really its this unconditional love for cooking that will sometimes be the only thing that will get you through to be succesful in life... I hope to offer people advice in cooking techniques and selecting the best type of equipment to use for cooking whether it be knifes, pans, etc, to achieve perfect results and for people to impress and blow away their friends with there culinary skills.