I cook for a living, but I did not go to culinary school, so I do not consider myself a "professional". I do work with all professionals though. I am a food marketer, I try to sell particular foods to restaurants and caterers. I've picked up a lot over the years, but I can still teach my clients a few things every once in a while! I have learned to cook for hundreds of people or a small family dinner. I have a health conscious household, we eat all organic in our home and I don't buy prepared foods in general - except a few condiments and a few things such as cereal, sandwich bread, crackers, pasta. Other than that, yep, it's homemade and organic at home!