Post # 1
So I’m in culinary school, to became a baker, my dream is to have like a bakery or somethingh like that. In my country we have tecnological education and professional education. they are so different, is like going to collage vs university. So the i’m in the only school in my city that have my career as a profession. In order to make my dreams come true I have to first do the 4 year program which obviously incluides normal kitchen, I don’t get my wrong like really one of the main MAIN reasons I choose this career over my other option (political scince or law school) was because I wanted to be a politician, wich in my country don’t only takes a lot of time but also is kind of corrupted and wellI won’t have time for my family. I really want to have a family and for me is really important to be a good wife and mother when the time comes, so cooking is a part of that a learning how to do it really good is great.
But the thing is I have second thoughts almost every month, I love my career and I love the idea of having a bakery and be like the cliche mom with cupcakes and cookies for their kids, but I can pass thru the part of cutting, really I try but I just so scared to ruin it, or cut my finger! I’m only in first semester and the kitchen teacher was a total star who helped me and taught me how to do it and I was feeling good until today, when I volunteer to cut the onion for hot dog topigs and I realize I can’t do it right:( my family is great and help me and teach me and all. but is my profession…please tell me I can learn how to do it! I’m seriously freaking out.
Sorry is long and sooo no wedding related:( but I know the hive is great supporting!
Post # 3
Well, I think you can learn it. Can you have a fellow student help you out? Or watch online videos? Or even ask a professor again? I think you’ll be fine, and it really does sound like you passion. Besides, once you get through school, you can just focus on pastries or something like that! 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 4
Oh my god, I could have written this. I am about to graduate with a degree in Political Science, but I am graduating two years late because I went to pastry school in the middle of college.
I decided not to go into baking because I am very passionate about social justice and political reform, and I wasn’t finding many people in the culinary world that gave a crap about either of those things. It was harder for me to sacrifice those things than to sacrifice the time I had spent in culinary school.
I also didn’t go into baking because of the hours. I hate mornings!
I would recommend that you sit down and make a classic Pros/Cons list. This really helped me. Also, don’t be afraid to change course now. Better late than never!
Post # 5
@farmgirl2106: Yes I have a lot of people who can help me, and I guess that everyone is learning and all, so it won’t be so bad, I’m just really scared and freaked out cuz all my life I had been one of those “all planed” girl, and right now I’m not feeling it.
OMG! @ILikePink: I can’t believe it! I choose bakery basically cuz of the hours, I know it won’t be easy and probably if I want my own bussines it will be hard, but not as hard and demanding as a political campaign or something. I can’t believe you actually had done both. When I was applicating for culinary school and my mom show me all the interviews of the my country’s first lady and all telling how the president is never there and is so hard and all and that (in a big part) was what make me choose bakery, besides is really my passion and I lovee baking, but really I just want to spend time with my future family. Can I ask you: How do you pass thro culinary school? as I said my true love i bakery and I can’t feel exited by normal cooking, wich is like the whole 3 next semesters:S