I have been cooking for about 2 to 3 years professionally, i just recently got a job at a fine dining restaurant here in town. I work for a great chef and sous chef and work the line cooking hot apps. My question is if i am already working at a place like this, and learning from an incredible chef (7 years in a row nominated for James beard award for the Midwest) that is willing to teach me should i spend the money for school? I know this is what i want to do i love the work, i love the environment of the kitchen, there is no other place for me in the workforce. But i feel i will miss out on some education, on the other hand some people i know went to school and they are knee deep in debt and honestly when it comes to cooking quickly and correctly i work circles around them because while they have been in school i have been working.