Based on my experience, it depends on how much you know, how bad you want it and how good you are. Some of my peers I've known trained between 10-20 years to get where they're at working at very high-end restaurants. Some of my other peers detoured and took a gamble and decided to open their own cafes, restaurants and food businesses and have been very successful. It really depends on what your dreams and aspirations are.
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Lots of hard work and understanding. A strong kitchen has a lot of moving parts and many chances for things to go wrong , being able to address problems and find solutions is crucial.
The way to advance in the field of culinary arts is to gain experience. So you need to get a job in the culinary as soon as you decide this is what you want to do. A culinary degree helps, depending on the company your work for. Being in this field is hard work but rewarding. Good luck in you search for your career