I baked my first cake at 5 years old. Eventually going on to work as an industrial chef... Cooking g for 300-500 three times a day. It was the local nutty farm (physcriatric unit). I cooked the food for the patients, but mostly for the nurses in the staff canteen.
I worked as a cook many times, but for large batches rather than a restaurant. One christmas while living in a hostel, I cooked the full christmas dinner for 40 people, and all the trimmings (bacon wrapped cocktail sausages, Yorkshire puddings, sausage meat stuffing balls, etc) while having a broken wrist with plaster cast on my hand.
I am both surprised at people who can't boil an egg, and annoyed the parents didn't teach them.
Even tho, both myself and my fiancée both still cook n prepare food, rather than just "ping ping" food. It can be hard work some days, as we're both disabled, but we don't believe in just easy lazy food.