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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.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

cooking, beer, photography, writing, creating digital art

Pete's Recent Activity

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Split Pea Soup
written by Pete 2/6/16 at 6:14am
Super Bowl Munchies
written by Pete 2/6/16 at 6:08am
Italian Beef Sandwiches-Chicago Style
written by Pete 2/6/16 at 5:59am
written by Pete 2/6/16 at 5:50am
"Chef" The Movie
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 2/6/16 at 5:32am | 23 replies | 759 views
Loin for ground pork
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/6/16 at 5:30am | 13 replies | 144 views
Hello from NYC
Pete posted in this thread in New User Introductions 2/4/16 at 7:41am | 2 replies | 16 views
Slow Cooker Carnitas
written by Pete 2/3/16 at 7:49pm
Cowboy Candy-Sweet Pickled Jalapenos
written by Pete 2/3/16 at 7:35pm


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

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