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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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How do you serve souffles in your restaurant?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 12/19/14 at 4:41pm | 9 replies | 128 views
Pizzelles
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 12/19/14 at 9:38am | 2 replies | 35 views
Best/Worst Excuse For Calling Out
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 12/14/14 at 8:43am | 34 replies | 644 views
Tater Tots Anyone?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 12/14/14 at 8:34am | 10 replies | 232 views
Curry Paste vs. Curry Powder
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 12/9/14 at 8:01pm | 29 replies | 126493 views
Tasteless Pulled Pork
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 12/5/14 at 4:21pm | 12 replies | 147 views
Meatloaf
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 12/5/14 at 1:09pm | 33 replies | 422 views
Pulled Pork Vs Kid Chef
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 12/5/14 at 1:07pm | 14 replies | 196 views
Violence in the workplace.
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 11/30/14 at 10:50am | 8 replies | 237 views

 

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Product Reviews by Pete 2 Kitchen Equipment
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