Friday, May 12, 2006

Culinary School

Well I am considering going back to school - Culinary School to be exact. HHmm 'going back.' I guess that implies I've been before and that's not exactly true. I currently work in the IT field at a large real estate company.

We recently remodeled our kitchen as I started getting really into cooking. Now I have an opportunity to go to school and learn the techniques.

I think my biggest concern is I am soon to be 44 years old and going back to school at my age (not to mention I have to keep my full time job) sound taunting. Will I be successful? I guess that depends on what I plan on doing with it. I don't see myself being an executive chef. Mainly because it takes years to get into the field at a point where they (the restaurant) wants you handling everything. I'd like to be a personal chef and cook for people. Mainly for their dinner parties and such. I'd also like to teach others how to cook.

I havent' made a decision yet. I'm waiting for 3 signs. I think I've had 2. One was a song on the radio, by the Eagles. I hate the Eagles. To the point where I'll change the station or turn the radio off for what I believe to be the duration of the song. But for whatever reason I listened to this song and parts of the lyrics were like BAM listen up!

Then my husband and I were at a bar we like to hang out in. Enjoying our martini's and appetizers. Who walks in? Well no one we knew or you'd know, but a person wearing a chef's coat that says on the sleeve "Culinary Arts School". Hello?!?! I have never seen a coat like that from one of the culinary schools. My husband and I just looked at each other like WTH?!

So wondering what the third sign will be. Might be something that says don't go. Who knows...I do have concerns because I have a 16 year old daughter who won't have me around as much. And I remember all too well being 16 with a new license. You trust your kids 90%. It's that extra 10% that scares the hell out of me.

That's my predictament. Now I just keep thinking and I'll make a decision here soon. Might wait till she goes back to school. But if I go I'll keep a journal here. Not that any of you really care but it's good therapy for me :) And after's all about me :) Posted by Picasa


Blogger linda said...

I would encourage it ~ just pick your school well, take the time to talk to former culinary students. You may find when you get to school that most of the students have restaurant aspirations. Doesn't matter. Do what YOU want. I had a goal of catering and although I am not at the own my business stage yet, I am working at a catering company.

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? You don't like the Eagles?

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, the Eagles? What's up on that? Like you never take it easy? Please.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello my name is aja and i am also a kitchen academy hollywood graduate. i was sarching for chef deshay and came across your blogs. i was wondering if you coud tell me how to get ahold of her? do u know if shes still teaching? please drop me an email and let me know..thanks..

12:05 AM  

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