@kcwarren I just watched the movie Chef and you were right it was very good, yet I was disappointed cause now I'm hungry! I love to watch food movies but I do feel like there are people who see movies like this and fall in love with the idea of being a chef or working in a kitchen yet they have no understanding of the reality of the culinary world. I have had employees, young and old, some who went straight into school or the work force, others who have changed careers, that have run away screaming or sadly, been fired. I love what I do, but I work horrible hours, every holiday, go 10 hours without sitting or eating, everything hurts, cramped 90 degree kitchen, no calling in sick, no benefits, little pay and demanding customers who think they know more than you cause they watch the food network. For me and many others, all this is worth it cause its who we are and its how we express ourselves as individuals and artists. My brother-in-law is an amazing self taught cook, he makes some of my favorite dishes and I have learned a lot from him but he could never survive a professional kitchen. His meals may be fantastic but he has no sense of time management or the consistency to be a chef. I always encourage others to try new foods, to get into their own kitchen and have fun experimenting with different flavors and techniques. Sometimes you fail, sometimes you create a masterpiece, but its not necessarily the right career choice for all and that's ok cause it doesn't mean you can't enjoy cooking and baking for yourself and loved ones.