Just like my friend ricib, me too doing things in the reverse. Been in IT for past 7-8 years and am doorstep of my third layoff. Food has always been my passion and like my name suggests, I live for food. Made Chicago, IL my home for the better part of the last decade and want to find a school to teach me basics of cooking. While searching for schools online, I stumbled across this forum and I thank Go(d)ogle for that. Plan on learning from the experience of the community and add to the knowledge base.