Hmmmm ... the culinary school I'm attending sells books in advance of each class that I have to take.
I spent $97.00 on one book - a paperback - on food sanitation. I still have something like 6-8 books that I still have to buy.
My Chef's tool kit with a complete set of German knives, a corkscrew, a peeler, a cooking thermometer etc. cost $700.
My culinary uniforms - 4 jackets and five trousers, a Chef's neck scarf, a skull cap, an apron, and towels cost nearly $400.
On the brighter side - I got all the stuffed lamb I could eat today. The class ahead of us made TWENTY stuffed legs of lamb. Since school policy prohibits taking extra food home, the students shared their lamb with the rest of the school.