I should mention, I'm not a baker and have not attended culinary school, worked in the service industry for a few years. But, I LOVE baking and have considered how bakers and bakeries get started. There are a wide range of opinions about the best way to enter the food and service industries.
If you are committed to schooling, consider that there are baking schools all over the world too. As general schooling selection advice, investigate the faculties of any/all schools you see and use contact information to learn more about a few of your top schools. You should be able to easily get meetings with a counselor, just keep in mind some/many of these schools are for-profit institutions, i.e., not like a public school where your best interests are always in mind (J&W is endowed & private, CIA is non-profit, LCB and AI are for profit).
The steps below are my thinking if you're committed to school, feel free to use or ignore. I hope this has been helpful. Good luck!
Zach recommends the following next steps:
While there are specific schools that focus solely on culinary there are other avenues that allow you to get into the restaurant industry. The best way is simply getting a job in a kitchen or bakery and being gaining experience in the area that you desire. One thing that schools typically cant teach you are the challenges that you go through as either a owner of a restaurant or chief of a kitchen so being in those environments are truly the best and only way to gain that experience. I happened to work in the front of the house for a restaurant and I learned so much not only about business but how to properly cook foods and what pairings of things go best together.
Hopefully this helps! Good luck!