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Anyone here cooking at a Michelin level? I was raised in the

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Anyone here cooking at a Michelin level?

I was raised in the restaurant industry and being mid second year university, it feels wrong for me.

I did one year of cooking and quit due to family pressure and me fucking it up a bit (didn't push myself enough, ask the chef for more responsibilities, socially isolated from old friends due to fucked schedule)

For fun I tried out for a job in a kitchen I've admired since I was a teen and actually got an offer, but turned it down due to school.

I get that it's a tough life but all I aspire to is eventually open my own small restaurant. I don't have Michelin aspirations (though I would like to cook at that level) but I would like to open a good restaurant that the general public could actually afford.

Pros and cons guys? My old sous used to work in London 16 hours a day and the jr sous was at Noma, both told me not to do a career in cooking but surely there must be people who truly enjoy it.


thanks
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i cooked in a one star for a while and then quit to do something completely different.

it is generally good advice not to pursue a career in cooking because it is unpleasant if you don't discover a passion for it, but passionate people can't be reached by generally good advice. why not stage at your admired kitchen on the weekends?

i decided that the hours were so isolating i didn't want to do it as anything other than a last resort, cooking could just be a hobby i could fund with a less stressful career and i could always launch some kind of commercial venture later in my life.

if you are at university i don't imagine anyone will tell you to drop out for restaurant work. not even successful people who did it themselves. it will likely be something you regret. i almost dropped out of university but i finished it and now i wonder what i was thinking. finishing things you start is important.

tl;dr: yes you might truly enjoy it however you should be wary because the vast majority of those in the industry do it out of a lack of other options, and there is a reason for that.
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>>7107346

Yeah. I just feel like arts degree is borderline useless and I don't have the math courses to change to something useful. A lot of people in my city who are successful actually dropped out of school or finished their Degree first. I realize Henderson and Patterson are also self taught as well
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>Michelin level
First of all, what do you mean? Do you think that restaurants that do not have a Michelin star are unequivocally worse than those who do? You do realize it is a voluntary rating system and that their standards in rating have decreased substantially and become politicized, right?
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>>7107346

Should have specified a bit further but yeah I'm planning on staging during my time off between semesters to see if I still like it. The first place I worked was French and didn't really care for it, it was just a good place for basics and they actually hired me as I was completely green.

Again, my dream is not to be famous or have 3 stars, rather open a small restaurant where I can cook food I like for my friends
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>>7107367

It's easier to use that as a metric. Obviously there are very very good places with no stars and those that are rated incorrectly but it makes it easier to get the point across
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>>7107315

>picture of Mao on the wall
>picture of Sam Wise Gamgee

LOL I'm good.
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>>7107315
my cooking tastes like michelin rubber tires
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>>7107315

I think that judging restaurants by what a rubber manufactures publication that serves no purpose but to sell rubber says is retarded and goes the prove that anybody who willing works in a restaurant is a dumb fuck.
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>>7107460

4chan has this bizarre habit of ignoring earlier stated points for the sake of (yous)

I was just using it as to denote a good kitchen

and some people just like cooking, doesn't make them dumber then artists or people who follow less than lucrative careers for the sake of passion
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>>7107487

>WAHHHHH WHY WON'T PEOPLE DO WHAT I WANT WAHHHH!!!!
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>>7107492

I'm just saying I already said that I only used Michelin as an easy way of saying "good food"

I specifically said it has faults
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>>7107530

>I'm just saying

Stopped reading there.

>WAHHHHHHHH DO WHAT I WANT WAHHHHHH!!!
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>>7107535

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