Starting into my culinary career!

Discussion in 'New User Introductions' started by mcterryur, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. mcterryur

    mcterryur

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    I am very, very excited to begin this new career path.  Having always worked in Hospital/Institution line, branching into Restaurant work is hella exciting!  I start culinary school in 8 days, and am both excited and scared.  At 46 starting a new career path, and wondering,  "What am I doing!"   I fret not for my work ethic as with all these young buds.   May age preserver!!
     
  2. cheflayne

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    Welcome aboard! Goodatcha. Stay excited.
    Answer..."What I want to do"
     
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  3. mcterryur

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    Now to continue to pester the head Chef at the Restaurant I desire!     Beware Chef Aaron, I am not easily detoured.
     
  4. ddaniel

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    I just turned 41 single mother of 3 wanting to go to culinary art school money is so tight right now but I have this dream th a t I can't let go of should I just dive in ?
     
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  5. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    That is a tough switch but it is a great field to get into with many options. Welcome to CHefTalk glad to have you.
     
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  6. mcterryur

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    Two weeks into culinary basics and I Love It! I have learned more about my field than I ever could have believed. And it was just begun!
     
  7. cheflayne

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    Glad to hear it! Are you getting any hands on yet or just classroom at this point?
     
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    So far it's only classroom, but honestly, it's rewarding in its own way. Plus the peps in the hands on class bring us trays of food!!!
     
  9. cheflayne

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    It's all important, plus you are getting the bennies of trays of food :) How cool is that? A big part of being a chef is being well rounded in all aspects of the industry, not just the hands on stuff.
     
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  10. mcterryur

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    Well rounded!! You can say that again! Have had to add on additional laps in the pool and additional planks and ab workouts!!!
     
  11. cheflayne

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    Ah... humor! I get it, too funny!!!