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.