So, you want to be a Chef?
You've been charmed by the bright lights, the glam tv cooking shows, the celebrity chefs and the big glossy cookbook pictures. You're a bit of a foodie and you want to be the next person to conquer the culinary world.
You want a piece of the pie.
It's a pretty common thing nowadays, to want to be a chef, especially given the popularity of the culinary world that is shown in the media.
Who can blame anyone especially after watching it on tv.
It looks like a great career choice with fame and fortune at the end of it, but is it the right move?
I'm a chef and have worked my way around the world as a result of it, I love the industry.
However, outside of the glam and despite some of the stories you may have seen or heard; If you're thinking about becoming a chef there are a few things you need to bare in mind before you sign up for it.
It's a career, a trade and like any other, you have to dedicate a lot of time to your career.
If you want to become a chef (well a good one anyway) you're either in or out.
There can be no "oh I'll work one day a week and then I'll get a tv contract and be famous." no, I'm not just talking about being a cook, I'm talking about being a chef, living and breathing what you do, full absorption.