It's not hard to distinguish between a cook and a chef. I personally call myself a cook because I live for making people happy through the gift that I have been given. It's natural and I absolutely love it!!! After several attempts to get into culinary school, I discovered that maybe it wasn't for me. Had nothing to do with my abilities, just everything financially. Regardless, everything that I make is Gold and I'm so thankful for that ability. I'm absolutely in love with food and what can be done with it. To me a cook can't be taught, it comes naturally!!!! There aren't any books and there is no manual for it, it’s been planted in your heart and your hands have been anointed beyond your own control. On the other hand, I believe that chefs are trained to be good cooks. Either way, it’s all the same to me. If you love what you do, just do it. Titles don't matter.