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How old is too old for culinary school?

I'm 28 years old, and I enjoy cooking and baking and am considering pursuing it seriously from a career standpoint. I'd like to know the advantages and disadvantages of going to culinary school as an adult as opposed to going right out of high school, as well as likes and dislikes of being a chef in general. I'd also like to know if obtaining a bachelor's degree in culinary arts would be better than an associate's degree in the long run. Thank you.

Asked By: raziel8792 - 2/17/2008
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I would suggest that you work in the industry before going to culinary school. A lot of people don't like working in restaurants. Restaurant work involves a lot more than a passion for cooking and baking... More
Answered By: Tom K - 2/17/2008
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if you find your b****t resting on the grill or if you find your teeth in the cake mix look for anohter profession
Answered By: Nvr2soon - 2/17/2008
 
If its what you want, then NO age is too old. I think all people who go to school at later ages are more dedicated students, and more likely to get good grades and take their classes seriously. Go for it--the more time you waste deciding, the longer it'll be til you finish!!
Answered By: cope_acetic@yahoo.com - 2/17/2008
 
I think that you should seriously consider getting a job in the type of restaurant that you would like to ultimately work in before just going out and going to school for it. Restaurant work is not for everyone and I think you would be wise to know for sure if it's what you want before going to school for it. Even if... More
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