Im a female in her early 20s living in India. I m currently pursuing Masters in engineering. Cooking has always always been my passion. No matter how pressed of time I am, I always find time for cooking. I will be done with my masters in next 6 months. I m thinking of changing careers and enrolling in a culinary school. I've done a little bit of research on this. I have always wanted to go to lcb paris. but now i m encountering these super negative feedbacks on the internet like how commercialised it has become and what rip off it is. comments how it is just a 9 months course and doesnt teach a lot compared to other institutes like CIA. it all is very demoralising So I m asking, if its worth it. My father has spent so much money on my education and now that i m serious about taking up cooking, I almost feel guilty for totally wasting it. He will gladly sponsor my stay in paris. But i dont wanna come back next year and tell him what a waste it was. I have no formal training in cooking. I have never worked in a professional kitchen. Its just my love for food. I love to cook and I love feeding people. I want to go very high in this field and, like most of us, have a dream of owning a cafe/restaurant of my own some day. Please tell me is there any way it is gonna help me realize my dreams or its just a fancy degree people say it is. I'd definitely like to hear if you are an alumni/student at lcb paris or working in the industry. Please dont crowd it with negative comments. I m looking for a genuine help. Merci Isha B.