You might want to read this article first from the New York Times.
(read it soon as after a week it will cost you to access their database).

I have had many people ask me about my opinion on Culinary Schools. I often hesitate to give it because of my insecurities for not having that formal education. I am proud of my accomplishments not having that education – trust me I’ve worked hard to be where I’m at. But regardless of where you go to school this is a VERY hard industry. If you don’t have the passion and determination then don’t waste your time.

Thanks to Shuna from Eggbeater for bringing it to my attention.