As fun as that might sound, being a chef is not all glitz and glamour. Chefs and cooks work in a potentially dangerous environment and spend most of their time covered from head to toe in whatever food they happen to be cooking.
That means if you end up at a seafood restaurant, you’d better get used to smelling like old shrimp.
You’ll also be doing more than just cooking – you’ll be cleaning and disinfecting many of the items you work with, including grills, fryers and counter surfaces. It’s messy work.