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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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About.. Vinaigrettes
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 6:13 am | 12 replies | 174 views
not sure what choice to make...
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 8/21/16 at 3:44pm | 13 replies | 228 views
Please help I'm so perplexed
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 8/20/16 at 7:19am | 8 replies | 187 views
Elotes-Corn on the Cob, Mexican Style
written by Pete 8/15/16 at 6:57pm
The BLT-A Case for Food Snobbery
written by Pete 8/15/16 at 6:48pm
Layering Lasagna
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/27/16 at 9:17pm | 19 replies | 394 views
Best dry white wine for cooking?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/27/16 at 6:35am | 18 replies | 246 views
Can I substitute ground ginger for fresh?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/26/16 at 5:57am | 4 replies | 79 views
FIRE
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 7/26/16 at 5:54am | 8 replies | 127 views
Question about chicken wings
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/24/16 at 12:56pm | 4 replies | 133 views

 

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Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
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