If your friends and family members have ever commented favorably about your cooking, perhaps you should start taking note. Why keep slaving away at a desk job when you could turn your talent into a new career? There is a world of opportunity out there for those with chef training and a genuine desire to cook delicious food.
Chef training is the first place to start
Truth be told, there are a lot of talented amateur cooks out there. What distinguishes the professionals from the novices is the level of chef training they have. By going to school, mastering the basics and expanding your repertoire, you can convince employers to give you a shot in the kitchen. Work in restaurants. Prepare delicious food on cruises. Cook at resorts. The possibilities are truly endless. However, it is impossible to stress how important it is to become qualified. Not only will your employability go up, but also your salary requirements will rise as well.
The future of cooking
Americans are working longer hours. While this sometimes translates to more money, it usually means that workers have less time to prepare delicious, healthy meals in their own home. Consequently, there will be even more opportunities for qualified cooks in the future. And if you can master the art of healthy cooking (especially vegetarian meals), you can satisfy the country's growing demand for organic nutritional meals. As an added bonus, you'll find that you have a growing list of admirers, friends, and clients. Talk about a job that promises satisfaction, appreciation and creativity.
Publish date: February 10, 2011