So i'm a 20 years old, soon to be 21(in january 2013)and i was wondering if i'm too old to start in this business. I've worked a total of 3 months as a Line cook in a Spanish place and 1 week in a Italian place. I've worked with a 22 years old chef that started at 16. I've heard Jacques Pepin begin with 13 years old. Most of the sucessfull Chefs in my area started at 16. I don't come from a rich family, i don't come from a cook(or people who actually care for food) family and i'm not the most talented or fastest out there. Do i even stand a chance to be sucessfull in this business? what are some "intensive learning" i could get, maybe working in a Hotel? I don't want culinary school because i think having less than a year of experience is too early to comit myself to something like culinary school.