I have worked in restaurant for 27 years. I have worked in all kinds of kitchens. Every day is different, and every house ( restaurant) is different. Each Chef ( boss) has different expectations. The hours are long. Lots of weekends, and you will work all major holidays. It is hot, faced- paced stressful and loud. There is a lot of cleaning, some heavy lifting. You have to be clean and organized. You have to be tough. You have to be able to think on your feet. Many chefs work 50 plus hours a week. ( More if they own the place). It is also the most exciting, rewarding and fulfilling career that I know of. There is always something new to learn, something to get better at. There are countless ways to express yourself with the dishes you create. A chef uses food to create art that will give someone a lasting memory.
The best way to know if it is right for you, is to get a job in a restaurant, that way you can experience it for yourself.