In real estate, it's...location, location, location.
In the food business, it's...work, work, work and learn, learn, learn.
If you really want to get into the food business, you need to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Wash dishes, peel potatoes, clean tables. Whatever it takes to learn what goes on in a restaurant. Keep your eyes open. Don't be a slacker. Ask questions and learn, learn, learn.
Plus, read cookbooks and get educated on techniques and the basics. Do well in "regular" school so that you can take advantage of scholarships, etc.
And, as others have said, working in the world of food isn't a "cushy" job. It's long hours and hot, hard work. If you are passionate about what you want to do, go for it. Best of luck and keep your nose to the grindstone and keep it clean, too. Don't get into anything that will stray from your goals.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!