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So You Want to be a Chef

Culinary arts are a wonderful thing. I think everyone reading this will agree. Even if baking isn’t your cup of tea, or you aren’t quite as into sweets as you probably should be, everyone needs to eat, and there are times when food seems like the best thing on the planet. I know I can’t be the only one to get on cloud nine after having a good steak or a fresh salad. Dabbling in cooking and baking is fun for a lot of us as well, being able to create our own dish is exciting, and for some of us, a little bit scary and possibly dangerous. However, it’s still fulfilling, and a great option for those of you who’s forte is the fine art of cooking.

Believe it or not, becoming a chef and getting a job in the competitive environment can be far more challenging than you might think at first. In many cases, it requires a fair amount of schooling. Familiarizing yourself with different foods, nutritious properties, and dangerous ingredients is one of the key components of making a successful dish. There are also many different tools and techniques that take lots of practice to master, and it can be rather challenging and frustrating at times. You can only burn so many souffles before you need a break.

In all seriousness however, becoming a chef isn’t all too difficult if you’re willing to put the time and effort needed into turning yourself into a lean, mean, bread making machine. Or whatever else you might feel passionate about cooking up for yourself and others. And maybe the best part of all, you’ll be eating good for the rest of your life. Just so long as you share some of your creations, so neighbours don’t get too jealous.