Hi everyone! I'm a 23-yr-old woman beginning my career as a cook in Philadelphia--I worked a few summers in my college's catering kitchen, and now, for almost a year, I've been working in a tiny kitchen at a popular cafe with great food. I joined this forum because I really want to advance my career (get into more upscale/high volume kitchens, eventually get paid more, and further in the future, run a kitchen) but I know I need more practice and advice to do so. I'm especially interested in: learning more cooking skills, learning about more "serious" professional cooking than where I am now, sharing experiences, and talking to other women in professional kitchens. Looking forward to great discussions and learning!