How to Become a Chef

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It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be a chef. However, if one has a passion for cooking it will pay off. I am a creative person and cooking has endless possibilities of creativity, such as the way you make it and the way you plate it. I want to become a chef and hopefully open a restaurant one day. To do that, you need to learn the basic skills. Julia Child once said, “No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” Most chefs’ or home cooks finish high school in the hope of getting in to a culinary institute where it is somewhat competitive to get in. Some might attend a community college which can also be competitive. Some without the finance or time for school, but who still have the passion for cooking, get their G.E.D. and try for an apprenticeship. In hope to gain quicker experience, they try to learn everything they can from their mentor on the job, instead of college, and could become rather successful. Although apprenticeships are pretty easy to get if you look, you do get better hands on experience in college or a culinary institute. Whether you choo...

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