Hi all, I'm a career changer who's just starting out in the culinary world. After reading a few posts and seeing so much great advice and guidance it seemed like a great idea to join the group. One day it'd be great to be a knowledgeable (?) contributor, but for now I'm just hoping to learn as much as possible during my upcoming year of culinary training here in New Zealand. I'm also hoping to secure part-time work as a kitchen hand while I'm studying. I've gone over (and over) the pro's and cons of training vs pure industry experience and feel I'm making the best choice for me. We'll see I guess!