Teenagers and Cooking
Posted 06 July 2004 - 07:58 PM
I can't believe that I am actually having the opportunity to talk with one of my culinary heroes right now, so you may have to bear with me if I begin to ramble.............
First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ben Wilcox, I'm a 13 year old (freshman in highschool this coming year) who is very interested in cooking. The thing is, I'm not alone. Many teenagers across the country are becoming interested in the culinary arts, and admissions at culinary schools across the country are booming.
What do you think about this, and what do you feel is the cause?
Furthermore, as a person who thinks that being a chef is what I may want to do with the rest of my life (I love it!), what can I do to seperate myself from the pack. I almost feel as though I've been blessed with bad luck in my timing in life . I've been to cooking camps, read everything I can, and basically grasp all the culinary material I can get my hands on....I'm even trying to find a job ANYWHERE that I could learn anything about food. I think I am too young to be considered seriously, though. So, my question is, what can I do to learn more at my age?
If your ever in or around Chicago, stop in for dinner! It would be an honor...
Posted 10 July 2004 - 04:27 AM