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Fond du Lac, WI

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Join Date:

10/7/01

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Culinary Experience

Professional Chef

About Me:

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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Lowest temp for chicken?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 10:51 am | 8 replies | 100 views
Professionally written recipes?
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 1/12/17 at 11:40am | 6 replies | 222 views
What are the three strangest things you've eaten in your lifetime?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 1/8/17 at 1:39pm | 127 replies | 17629 views
Best Oven Cleaner?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 1/6/17 at 7:12am | 5 replies | 155 views
I burnt the tip of my index finger, now I can't feel anything...?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 1/3/17 at 6:06am | 11 replies | 194 views
Cheeseball with Fish Sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 1/2/17 at 6:49am | 3 replies | 141 views
Cooking peacock
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 12/24/16 at 4:32pm | 4 replies | 87 views
Guilty pleasures
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 12/24/16 at 4:24pm | 12 replies | 186 views
Christmas menu
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 12/24/16 at 4:16pm | 7 replies | 151 views
Fat Free Cooking
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 12/24/16 at 9:44am | 33 replies | 422 views

 

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Pete's photos in Crabcake Benedicts with Bacon Hollandaise
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Pete's photos in A "No Turkey" Thanksgiving-Roast Pork
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Pete's Lists

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Product Reviews by Pete 2 Kitchen Equipment
Last Updated 2/21/11
Books I own 1 Cookbooks
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Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
Last Updated 5/31/10

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