How much taste testing is required of a pastry chef? I'm 21 and I'm a walking medical mystery. Currently I'm only allowed to eat rice and specific vegetables. If I stray from these foods I become seriously ill within my chest and sinuses. I had to call off from work for the first time ever this year because I could not see, hear, or breathe. I've always wanted to become a pastry chef, but many things held me back. Like how supposedly my kind hearted personality will simply just not do in this industry. School starts in April and I hope my body will be somewhat stronger by that time so I can handle a taste here and there as I go through school. I'm registering for school in a few days and that is why I need an answer now. I really don't want to give up on my dream of making fantastic, memorable desserts for others as a living.