In my opinion, I think if you have the opportunity and the finances to go to culinary school, yes! But is it necessary to become chef, no.
hello ! You’ll probably get apt of different answers for this question. In my opinion, getting a degree is always good ! Going to culinary school gives you the opportunity to make different styles of food whereas going into a restaurant may only teach you the type of cuisine they offer. It’s costly to go to school. But it’s worth it.