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Fond du Lac, WI

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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.

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cooking, beer, photography, writing, creating digital art

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Hello everyone..
Pete posted in this thread in New User Introductions 1/27/15 at 4:49pm | 2 replies | 19 views
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 1/25/15 at 4:03pm | 14 replies | 189 views
Oven smoking?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 1/25/15 at 3:56pm | 6 replies | 48 views
Spice up my chicken rutt?
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 1/25/15 at 7:07am | 14 replies | 201 views
Just started writing recipes please help
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 1/24/15 at 8:03am | 7 replies | 110 views
Help Fixing Massal sauce marinade
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 1/20/15 at 10:16am | 7 replies | 116 views
Brisket as the component in Ground Beef for Hamburgers, etc.
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 1/19/15 at 10:38am | 43 replies | 317 views
Need REAL opinions from professionals in the industry
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 1/18/15 at 7:19pm | 32 replies | 675 views
Bacalao - salted cod ideas?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 1/17/15 at 12:55pm | 11 replies | 102 views
Hello All
Pete posted in this thread in New User Introductions 1/11/15 at 2:24pm | 5 replies | 37 views


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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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