pueraeternus wrote:It's like when people compare the cooks in a diner and cooks in a top class restaurant, and then someone says the crucial thing is to be able to cook. Yes, we all know that both cooks in a diner and cooks in a top class restaurant can cook, but that is not the point.
If being a cook in a diner precludes one from ever cooking in a top class restaurant, then I agree that anyone considering a career as a cook needs to carefully consider what path they are to take. If not, does it really matter? The important thing is to learn the basics first, like boiling an egg just right.