hello im unemployed and im 53 years old. now i have work in bars and restaurants for years but it was front of house. i have always loveed cookng and i have seen chefs at work. so i know the drill., i know what to expect but that doesent deter me at all. anyhow i have applied for a 2 year certificate course in culinary arts at a very good college. i am wondering if anyone could advise me whether im too old at 53 to be wanting to become a chef? is it too late? do you think i will find work as a commis chef at my age when i finish? i am physchically fit and look young for my age. i have always had a passion for food. been unemployed for so long has made me decide the best thing to do is try to retrain or go back to college to do something else. therefore i decided to try and accomplish my dream of persuing a career as a chef just want to know what you people in professional chef world think of my decision? is there any of you in the same situation as me? or have any of you started a career in culinary arts at such an age. by the way im irish and live in ireland.