You must be interested in the culinary arts field-or you wouldn't be reading this page, but are you sure that you'd be suited for it? Here's a quick quiz to help you decide. Jot down your answers to the following questions and then take a look at the paragraph following the test.
(Y-N) Do you pay close attention to details?
(Y-N) Do you hate shopping for groceries?
(Y-N) Do you appreciate having variety in your work day?
(Y-N) Do you prefer working alone to working with other people?
(Y-N) Are you good at basic math?
(Y-N) Do you have trouble working quickly in demanding atmospheres?
(Y-N) Do you have strong physical stamina?
(Y-N) Do you want a routine that is the same every day?
(Y-N) Do you have good communication skills?
(Y-N) Do you value a high level of privacy and quiet time when you are at work?
(Y-N) Do you enjoy cooking meals for family or friends?
(Y-N) Do you feel that weekends must be spent with your friends or family?
(Y-N) Do your friends ask you to cook for them?
(Y-N) Do you grow faint and listless when in an excessively hot environment?
(Y-N) Have you ever asked someone for a copy of the recipe for a particular dish you enjoyed?
(Y-N) Do you get extremely nervous when working under tight, stressful deadlines?
(Y-N) Do you offen eat out in fancy restaurants?
(Y-N) Do you have a hard time motivating yourself to do things?
(Y-N) Do you watch one or more cooking shows per week on television?
READ THIS WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED THE QUIZ
Don't read this until you have done the quiz. If you answered yes to the majority of odd-numbered questions, and no to the majority of even-numbered questions, then you'll probably want to go full steam ahead towards a culinary arts career. However, if you answered yes to the majority of even-numbered questions, and no to the majority of odd-numbered questions, then you may want to consider a job in a field related to the culinary arts but not necessarily in the high-stress world of a professional kitchen.