Aloha. I'm new to this site, but not new to the culinary field. I have worked in many kitchens since I first started in 95. Along the way I had my reasons for not going to school, like 5 kids. Now I'm 45 and starting school in April, not worried and willing to add to the skills I picked up in real life work. I can move fast without using wasting too much motion. I won't listen to people holding me down.
Never to old. I to have begun my pursuit in the culinary field. I went back to school this year and I just turned 50. My first career was in the healthcare field.
while this thread started 4 years ago I have you beat I started school at 51yrs old and while I'm old enough to be a parent to my class mates and some of my instructors I get nothing but support and encouragement from them. my current employer hired me over other applicants because older employees have a well established work ethic
For what its worth, Michael, I'm 58, never been to culinary school ( would love to go if I ever get the chance), tried to escape the kitchens when I was younger, and again after I turned 40, and I can't think of a place where I would rather be than in the Land of Hot Metal, Sharp Steel, and Open Fire. God, what a rush!!!
This is for all of us. I don't know who originated this, but it sure hits the nail on the head. I hope you like it and share it.