When I was younger, my two favorite hobbies were to cook and write. When I started college, my major was mass communications and I really wanted to write and become a journalist. However, after an awful breakup, dramatic weight gain and a stint where I would skip class and stay in bed and watch Sex and The City (and relate to all of Big and Carrie’s issues), I decided I wanted to become a loosely based clone of Samantha Jones and go into Public Relations. I transferred schools and changed my major. But, what do I want to do with my major? Do I want to work for a non-profit organization? Or do I want to cook?
As much as SATC inspired me, so did Chef, a Jon Favreau movie about a guy who worked in a kitchen with a boss who tried to hinder his creativity. He ended up quitting his job and opening his own food truck w/ some of his old staff. His passion for food was something so beautiful that I felt it in my soul. I relate so heavily, because I love food. I don’t just love the taste, I love everything about it. The time and patience that goes into certain dishes, the preparation, all of it. At home, cooking is my stress reliever. Wouldn’t you want to do something that you enjoy and causes you very little stress?
I know there are many people who want to go into the culinary field, but I plan to stand out by being able to do my own P.R. and managing myself while being able to have a business. I plan on taking some food science classes to prepare myself and learn a bit more about the technical part of food.