- Joined Jun 2, 2004
Hey guys! Well let me start off by telling you all about my self. I live in Northern, NJ. I go to a Tech. school. I could have gone to the high school in my town, but they were only offering 1 period (45 min) of culinary and that would be the basics (knife skills, ext...). I went to the Tech. school because they have 3 periods a day of culinary, and its more advanced. I love it there. I have never made a better chance in my life than switching schools. I went there risking it all, my repuation, my friendships, my respect from others, and my passion for food. Its great! I have made new friends with the same desires for food that i have. I have wanted to become a chef for a few years. This is what im doing with my life. I am only 15 but i know its what i want. I am still looking for a job, and i know that i have to start at the bottom, washing dishes and bussing tables, but i think i have to much skill and "professionalism" to be doing that sort of stuff. I respect that i have to start at the bottom. But i really want to be doing prep or something along those lines. The teachers that tech me everything i know, are chefs from the CIA. I think its pritty good to be 15 and know what a roux and a voluté are. Please let me know if there is anything i can do to "furter my culinay education skills" I have taken DeGustobus at macys, i have taken a bunch of culinay classes out of school, and have shown everyone up in those classes. The people in the classes after school with me are like 35-up and im wooping them in the kitchen when im only 15. Its great. People look at me and wonder what im doing there and think my dad/mom are pulling me along for the ride, but when i get up there and flip the sautéing peppers in the air, they all go, "woooo!!" and it just makes me want to furter down the road to becomeing a chef. Let me know what you think!