soi81243 karma2012-12-18 19:02:13 UTC
Chef, here. Not going to sugarcoat it at all:
1. You're too old for the professional kitchen if you want to cook at any level above casual dining.
2. You are likely seen as a liability to everyone else in the kitchen.
3. Your idea of being able to teach after 3 - 5 years is laughable. Most people never reach Head Chef in five years, how do you expect to teach it?
4. The grass is always greener on the other side but the professional kitchen is easily one of the most stressful jobs out there. Given your age, body type and general lack of knowledge in this business you'll be broken within a year.
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