Any Pastry Chefs available to offer guidance?

dishy_ny asked:

I am getting ready to end my current career and go to culinary school to become a pastry chef. I’m already 36 so this is a pretty big step for me and I’m so very excited!!!(Recommended ultrasound technician)

In Los Angeles, how much do entry level pastry cooks average per year / week or hour? How difficult is it to break in to a good restaurant? Are there specific websites/headhunters that chefs and cooks use to find work?
I am thinking of attending Kitchen Academy in Hollywood – does anyone have any experience with this school?