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Location:

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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A cook's confessions
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 8:24 am | 66 replies | 920 views
Holding BBQ - is it wrong?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs Yesterday at 5:59 am | 11 replies | 180 views
Negotiating Sous Chef Salary
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 6/23/16 at 4:24am | 8 replies | 143 views
make a career out of cooking
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 6/23/16 at 4:14am | 12 replies | 165 views
I am a chef and i hate to throwing the food just like nothing
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 6/23/16 at 4:08am | 14 replies | 367 views
Best mac and cheese recipe
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 6/23/16 at 4:01am | 15 replies | 563 views
Young sous chef, need advice!
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 6/21/16 at 5:50am | 22 replies | 249 views
why are bananas brown instead of yellow?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 6/20/16 at 5:54am | 4 replies | 64 views
Jerk Chicken
written by Pete 6/19/16 at 4:53am

 

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Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
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