Hello! My goal is to open my own catering business sometime in the next year or two. I have access to a professional kitchen, which is attached to a banquet hall that is often used for weddings, etc. I know the owners of the hall/kitchen and they are interested in working with me. I have a graduate degree, and I am a very experienced home cook, but I have never been to culinary school. My questions are about online/correspondence schools that confer "diplomas" or "certificates" in gourmet cooking and catering. Has anyone here gone through such a program? Was it helpful to you? Why or why not?? Thanks for any input!