Hi! I’m a 17 year old that is going to attend The chef John Folse Culinary Institute in the fall of 2018. Three months ago I got my first real restaurant job. I had for the past year a prep job at a more meals to go place that had 9-5 hours and no stress from customers. Once I started at my new job I was introduced to the stress of having a 20 ticked come in non stop. I work at an extremely popular restaurant that is a quick service sit restaurant (that has gained a lot of popularity in the recent years) so it is always busy except on mondays and Tuesdays. As a new kid on the line I’ve been put on working three to four doubles a week and having a morning and a day off each week (if nothing happens and I don’t have to cover). Through this job I’m realozing the toll this takes on my life. I had to breakup with my girlfriend of 7 months Bc of the hours and of moving to the school which is 2 hours away. My family and friends arnt taking me working 70+ hours to well either. So on top of the stress of work I have family friends and losing a girl i could see having a future with. From what I’ve been told I’m not the usual person who want to work kitchen life because I was a honors student in high school and will be in college and I have a full ride to any other college if I wanted it ,but I’m in love with kitchen life. I love the hours,, the stress, the Adrenaline, and food and cooking.Being a chef has been the only thing I’ve wanted to do since 10th grade and nothing else is interesting me. I’m stuck between to choices and don’t know which I should I choose. Has anyone been in the same position please help!!!!!