Get a degree from a culinary school and it’ll give you a leg up on the competition. No matter what your goals are, nothing is out of reach with hard work and dedication.
Ditch the 9-5
What are your dreams? Take a moment to reflect on what you’d like to accomplish in life. Is it career related? Is it health related? Maybe it’s rethinking your 9-5 in a cramped cubical and planning to explore your love for cooking.
Last week, a close friend talked to me for over an hour about her current job. She expressed her distaste for the evil boss, long hours at the cubical and let me in on a secret: Her real passion isn’t Microsoft Excel. It’s cooking. In her spare time, she’s created some of the best dishes I’ve ever tasted. I’d say her Chicken Marsala is high-end restaurant quality. I could see her talent on MasterChef or even Iron Chef of America.
Qualities of a chef
Becoming a chef isn’t just a piece of cake. To be a contestant on shows like Chopped and Iron Chef America imagine the hard work and dedication it took these people deserve a spot on Prime-Time.
It takes serious commitment to the art of food and motivation to be a continuous student. It’s certainly not for everyone. A good chef possesses the following qualities:
- Excellent communication
- Problem solving
- Ability to critique and be critiqued
- Business acumen
- Food and service knowledge
- Team worker
Food school resources
Anyone interested in becoming a chef should take a look at the four resources listed below. These sites have filtering options by state, degree, tuition and more. Take a look at what fits your bill here:
Dream it, do it
Take charge, do a little research and find ways to make a culinary dream happen. Don’t expect goals and dreams to fall into your lap. If you want to be a chef use every resource you have to make it a reality. Who knows, we could see you on Iron Chef America or running your own fast food chain down the road.
Dream big, no one else is going to do it for you.
You are the master of your own destiny. Use your strengths well. They are the keys to your destiny and your success in life. Once you know yourself and take action to realize your dreams, you can unlock the doors to your own potential. – Neil Somerville