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||Fond du Lac, WI
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||I got my start in the restaurant business at the ripe old age of 8 years old. My parents owned a restaurant over which we lived. Oftentimes, if a dishwasher quit, I was drafted into service, at the last minute and during summer vacation I wasn't allowed to go out and play until after I bussed tables for lunch service, all for high wage of $.25 per hour!; Later in life, I tried to avoid the call of the kitchen, bouncing around from college to college and from major to major. Finally, after giving in to the call, I enrolled in New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT. I consider culinary school to be the start of my "professional" career, though I already had years of experience, working in various aspects of the restaurant business, both in the Front of the House and in the kitchen. From culinary school, I traveled around the US, working in cities such as New Orleans, Atlanta, and Chicago. My most recent move has taken me from the hectic pace of urban life to a more bucolic existence in rural Southeastern Wisconsin, where I spend much of my free time searching out the best local food products available, from handcrafted beers and cheese to organically raised produce and meats. My wife and I have also belonged to numerous CSA's exploring what the various farmers have to offer.
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||cooking, beer, photography, writing, creating digital art
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Well, this is a defining moment in my career and life. I just got a trail at The French Laundry in Napa Valley.
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August 2014 Challenge - Eggs
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Ideas for Searing Scallops?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/27/14 at 9:30am | 5 replies | 73 views
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Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 8/21/14 at 7:54pm | 5 replies | 107 views
Cascabel - Rick Bayless' Play in Chicago
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 8/21/14 at 2:46pm | 5 replies | 40 views
Who has a nice crouton recipe/technique...?
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