Hi everyone! I kind of broke the rules and posted threads before I introduced myself, but I very much enjoy reading post and threads on these forums. I see there are really respectful individuals here who both love to cook and enjoy talking about it. About myself: I'm 20 years old going to school to get my culinary certification at a local technical college full time and working full time as a line cook at popular chain restaurant which gets quite busy. I'm a very very soon-to-be father and I very much enjoy the cooking industry as stressful as it can be, it doesn't look as glorious as it does on television I quickly found out! My goals is to be a successful chef owning a fancy restaurant and one of my hobbies is competing in cooking competitions and serving five course meals typically of French or Italian cuisine. I love reading books on cooking techniques and purchased the famous Escoffier's Le Guide Culinaire, which when I have time juggling my schedule I'm sure I thoroughly enjoy. I'm interested in almost everything cooking which brings me to this site!