Grab a drink and get comfy friends! I'm here to divulge my innermost secrets with the anonymous internet in hopes that someone out there may be able to give me some good advice. I love to cook, just like everyone reading this post. It is my passion and has been my love since childhood when I would force people to let me prepare nearly inedible meals to bring a smile to my 6 year old face. However, I lack formal training or experience working in any commercial kitchen as i'm sure many of you have. I never really thought that there was any way I could make my passion a true career so I pursued other avenues. I spent a few college semesters studying business with several other minor jobs. But today I am active duty for the Army National Guard. I work as a Weapons of Mass Destruction specialist for a reactionary team that deals with chemical weapons and radiation. The absolute opposite of my dream, seeing as these are things you absolutely don't want to eat. So herein lies my conundrum. I have a business plan developing for a catering business that I want to kick off some years in the future, but I have no idea what i'm doing. In addition to my lack of formal experience, i'm afraid that I won't have the opportunity to gain that experience. There are no colleges or establishments in my area that offer any real courses, and I can't really make a commitment to anyone for a meaningful internship due to my work requiring me to travel and be completely available for long periods of time. So what say you, experts? Am I doomed to flounder my way through this problem? Or is there light at the end of the tunnel?