Is my dream job practical? My parents are trying to turn me away from it..?

I love cooking. I also love baking. Whenever I’m stressed or in a bad mood, those two things just calm me down. It’s a passion I love doing. And yes, I know culinary school is expensive… Which is why I don’t want to go to college as soon as I graduate. I want to take a year off and work as a restaurant chef to make sure it’s what I want to do. If it helps, I’m 16 years old and whenever my teachers talk about the SAT or the ACT I just have this gut feeling that it just doesn’t pertain to me. I don’t know. My sister is in nursing school and I feel like my parents expect me to go to college. I mentioned culinary school to my mom and she said,”I don’t think so. I think you’re better off with journalism.” But this is my life. I can’t see myself making a living off of writing; it’s iust a hobby. I’ve been looking into psychology too (I’m entirely confused). But I was looking online and country-club/hotel chefs make GOOD money. I just feel like my parents won’t take me seriously/ support me, and I just can’t see myself enjoying college. Help?

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