As you all know from reading my blog it’s been a back and forth game for me as far as what I want to do now that my bachelor’s degree is over.
I have a great job but I know I want to continue my education- just not sure if I want to do culinary first or focus on communication. After all- I love to communicate about food.
Today my Intro to Culinary Class had a guest speaker from Escoffier Culinary School. Naturally, it went well. I’m starting to see a spark in one of my students that gets me really excited. I feel like he’d make a great chef one day.
Here’s the problem though. In America, most chefs (unless they are a celebrity chef) are looked down upon. Some people think it’s embarrassing to say they want to be a chef.
Our guest agreed, stating that she has had parents come up to her and say, “We don’t want our child to be a chef.”
Do they not realize that there are chefs out there who get to go on great trips for their restaurant and these chefs make more money than I do?
In other countries being a chef is an honorable thing and it’s time that it starts being that way in America.
I was in the food industry for fifteen year and thought I didn’t like my job. What I didn’t realize was that I loved my job- just didn’t like the way I was treated because of what I did for a living.
What can we do to change this? To help people realize that if they like to eat- they want the best to prepare it. For them to take their job seriously because it’s honorable.
My thoughts on the world today. What do you think?