ANY advice would be appreciated basically right now i am just a home cook that takes it extremely serious and i want to begin a career in this industry i want to really learn from a legit chef and i dont want to work at some franchise steak house that has frozen sauces/meats/etc.. shipped in boxes to them daily ideally i would like to work for a small local place that stays pretty busy so that i can get used to working at a fast pace with high pressure, all while learning. any advice some of you could lend? like what do head chefs look for when hiring new cooks and am i aiming too high for a first job?? should i start out at like a franchise type of steak house to get the feel for things? i really dont want to be the guy who makes salads at outback steak house and works with a bunch of felons who cant find any other work should i be more humble and just take what i can get to build my resume or is it possible to land a job at a half decent place with no real experience? for the record, i have studied cooking a ton lately and have really learned fast and have cooked some really nice meals for ppl that have turned out great. i cant stress it enough that i really want to pursue a career in cooking and im not just looking for a job to pay the bills. advice??