Pictures or food, I can’t decide

I went to the CT Culinary Institute yesterday to check out their course offerings… I’m considering taking the Advanced Culinary program there… but as much as I like to cook, I really like taking pictures too – of course,   I can do both, but not as well as I’d like to.   Both are hobbies and just like sometimes I take a good picture, sometimes I come up with a good dish.   (perhaps more than sometimes, but you get my drift)

It does come at a cost, in excess of $25,000 – BUT when I looked into a similar program at a local photography school, their program was a whopping $45,000!   Did I mention that these were 10 month courses???   Well, the cooking one is 10 months in-school and 4 months externship (where you get paid to “intern”).

Not sure what to do.   If I were to open my own business (for cooking) then I think taking the course to tighten up the skills I already possess would be a good idea.   I can’t say that I’m looking to get a job in a kitchen somewhere making $10/hr. – I could make $10/hr. putting postage on envelopes.   Although it’s not about the money, I can’t even do something I like for crappy pay, it doesn’t make me feel rewarded.

So, over the next several months, I have to make a decision:

1) stay the course, continue with web site stuff (perhaps take a course or two and hone my skills)

2) cooking

3) photography

4) a hybrid of all of the above

Hmmm, now that I think of it, perhaps I should become a FOOD STYLIST!

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
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2 Comments to “Pictures or food, I can’t decide”

You kidding? I’ve been cooking since Jr. High school!

Where’d you see the courses for cheaper, I’d be interested in learning more.

September 23rd, 2008

I had no idea you were that skilled with cooking already. You should take the cooking class and open your own restaurant! And by the way, you can take photography courses MUCH cheaper than that. I looked into a few – just for fun. Why not start there and if you’re not satisfied, then move up to the expensive ones. And geez, I’ve been agonizing over spending $600 on a yoga course. I think you just inspired me to “just do it.”

September 23rd, 2008
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