- Joined May 1, 2011
Hi, I'm thinking about going into culinary at the tech school close to where I live. I just want to know if cooking is a stressful job and what kind of opportunities there are once you have 5+ years under your belt. Thanks
Again, I will refer you to the last line in my comment that it all depends on what venue you worked and what knowledge was attained there.OK. I'm going to disagree on that "time" issue. Five(5) years is a good long time. Culinary tech school is a cool place to learn. "Stress" is a funny kind of thing. One thing to one person is something completely different to someone else. The pay is absolutely fantastic, after you've been unemployed for a few months. The hours zoom bye after your cable and phone have been turned off for a while. The entire food-service industry is just another industry. It's got it's good and bad just like everything else. Don't get into it because it looks cool on TV; big mistake. The cooking industry is wide open and diverse in different opportunities. Take your courses, learn about different styles, cuisines, techniques et al. It's all good. Make sure your eyes are wide open.
Oh yeah, something else, if your next question is "What kind of knife is the best? What should I buy?" Let me tell you, "SEARCH" is your friend. There are maybe seven thousand threads on that subject here, with fantastic answers from all of the experts. Go look them up and you won't have to wait for an answer. You could spend the whole day reading and learning. It's a beautiful thing.