I have no formal culinary training. My lack of training certainly does not stop me from being an aspiring foodie. When in high school I was in the right place at the right time. I was a bus boy at the restaurant located in Punderson State Park Manor house. I spent a lot of time in the kitchen watching and learning. I only periodically got in trouble for spending more time in the kitchen then at the bus station. Then the right time came, a little cooking disagreement between the head chef and his two assistants, and suddenly the head chef was the only cook left working. He offered me a thirty day trial in the kitchen and if it worked out would give me a fifty cent and hour raise. I was so happy I could have cared less about the raise. Well things worked out and I happily spent four years working as a cook. They liked it because they were paying me peanuts. I ended up working many nights were I was the only one in the kitchen.