Would culinary school be worth the trouble for non qualified chef?

Discussion in 'General Culinary School Discussions' started by Jeri991, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Jeri991

    Jeri991

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    I have recently closed my burger bar last year. I still have interest in pursuing a career in cooking. My level of cooking is currently at commis level but with no qualification. I have look at culinary school and do you guys think is worth it to go back to school or should I just continue working as commis chef with no qualification?
     
  2. sgsvirgil

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    Hi and welcome to CT. :)

    The obvious answer to that is "its up to you." What do you want to get out of the food industry? If your goal is to land a job with benefits in a hotel, resort, cruise ship etc, then, culinary school may be something to consider.

    If your goal is to continue working in restaurants and climbing that ladder, then, you may want to think about finding a good chef to work for who will train you and help you develop your skills.

    Good luck. :)
     
  3. Jeri991

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    Hi, thanks for that advice. I think I might try the old fashion way of learning on the job first and see how we go.