Get exposure in this field
Try to work in a kitchen where you can easily get a job or internship. It may be kitchen of your dream or any fast food restaurants. Main motive behind this is that you get some experience in this field and you yourself will get know how about this line. You can asses that weather you want to opt this field or not after getting used to conditions and equipments etc.
Practice at home
Try to make different dishes at home. Practice a lot. You can download recipes from internet and try different things.
Ignore if anything goes wrong as you are practicing and getting better.
Have passion for food
You need to have passion for food to become a successful chef. Some chefs love to teach their other about their love for food. They will share their knowledge and experience with employees who wish to learn. However, the other types of executive chefs are loyal in their love for food only. They don’t share their knowledge with others. If there is a training programme near your house then don’t waste the opportunity.
Specialize in food you love
Try to get full grip on the recipes and procedures of the food you love. Also learn food which people prefers more in restaurants and cafes.
Get a strong grip on your knife
You need to have a strong grip over your knife. You need to practice working and cutting things quickly with it.
Get cookery books
Apart from getting recipes from internet, you should also get some cooking books written by top chefs. You can either purchase them or borrow from family or friends. Kitchen Confidential and The Professional Chef are two great books from the Culinary Institute of America which you may want to put on your shelf.
Go to cooking school
You can join a cooking school to get more training and know more about this field. You can opt for a French training-based course and you can also try on the job training.