Cooking level "expert"?
Mar. 2, 2009 4:37 pm
Updated: Mar. 12, 2009 10:03 pm
How exactly does one assess their cooking level here at allrecipes.com when you register for an account? Is this a serious question? How would you evaluate yourself? Me personally, I answered "professional" as I am a professional cook licensed by the state and have been schooled for cooking professionally. Aside from that, I have been cooking for my family and friends ever since I could pull a chair up to the stove to reach. Does that alone, without schooling, give me the title "professional" or "expert"?
I have noticed that some profiles will ask the simplest of cooking questions at the Recipe Exchange but yet they have categorized themselves as "expert" or "professional" when indeed it is obvious that they are not.
The last thing I want to do is come across as pretentious. But, I have to wonder, what is the criteria required before you submit yourself to a certain category? Maybe Allrecipes needs to address this in a more specific manor or maybe, I am making too much out of it. Am I the only one thinking about this?