I work as a chef at a nursing home earning just enough to support my family of three while my wife goes to school. Cooking is my favorite thing to do, so when I say work as a chef it sounds kind of funny to me. It's more like going to a place that will pay me to practice and experiment, and then eat what I make. I also love to eat! I have built up a reputation as being an excellent chef and people sometimes ask me where I went to school. I tell them that I learned some of the basic things at a community college and also just finished a Catering coarse on line, but what makes me good at cooking is that I am so interested in (well first of all, eating good tasting food) understanding the why's and the how's. I also learn a lot by reading recipes and using my imagination.