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I am a bonified certified chef (graduated and gotten a degree) 4 12.50%
I am a chef by trade but did not get a certificate/degree 5 15.63%
I am in culinary school 1 3.13%
I would love to go to culinary school 13 40.63%
I am too old to go to culinary school but I wish I would have 5 15.63%
What's culinary school? 4 12.50%
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:20 PM   #1
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Who is an actual Certified Chef here at DC?

Just wondering. I've always wanted to go to culinary school but it's too late for me - so who can I live vicariously through????????????????

You can click on the number of votes to see where people voted.

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Old 09-18-2006, 11:28 PM   #2
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The list doesn't have me in it. I have some culinary schooling, have worked as a sous chef professionally in the past, and now enjoy cooking for myself, mostly, and friends and family as a treat (for me and, I hope, for them).
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:31 PM   #3
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Sorry bullseye - if I could change it I would!
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Sorry bullseye - if I could change it I would!
No problem. I think I'll vote for I'd go (finish), if I could.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:37 PM   #5
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I'm a cook at Montanas! It's been 3 years and 8 months now.

I can't wait till I leave there! :D

My friend's dad is opening a restaurant called Canadian, Eh?
The restaurant serves European style food.
Alfred (his name) has a degree as a chef.
He wants me to work in his kitchen with him. :)
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No problem. I think I'll vote for I'd go (finish), if I could.
I would consider you a chef by trade.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:51 PM   #7
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I would consider you a chef by trade.
Thanks! Still, I am wise enough to know how much I don't know.
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:29 AM   #8
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Though I am a chef, I know there is always someone out there doing it better. I LOVE my job...no 2 days are the same.
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:30 AM   #9
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mine needs to be amended to ex-chef by trade. in the course of about 18 years or so, i worked my way from dishwasher, hamburger/sandwich cook, breakfast cook, lunch cook, line cook, sous chef, pastry chef at fairly well-known n.y.c. restaurant, and finally to executive chef at 2 hotels and a bistro.
went back to college in my early 30's and got a teaching credential and changed professions.

i'd say it's almost never too late to go back to school.
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I voted for the love to go option.

I did start culinary school a few years ago but due to certain circumstances, I didn't finish. Now a husband and 2 kids are thrown into the mix. I plan on going back to get a degree in baking and pastry. I love my sweets. Hopefully get started in the wedding cake buisness. That's the plan for right now, anyway.
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