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Location:

Fond du Lac, WI

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Join Date:

10/7/01

Last Online:

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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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Fresh Corn
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 6:43 am | 22 replies | 115 views
Making your own butter
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/24/15 at 1:44pm | 16 replies | 202 views
Poultry - To rinse or Not to Rinse?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/24/15 at 1:40pm | 21 replies | 180 views
What are your favorite podcasts?
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 5/17/15 at 12:04pm | 0 replies | 12 views
Summer is just about here - Isn't it fun!
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/17/15 at 7:50am | 7 replies | 122 views
Holding shredded potatoes for Brunch
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/17/15 at 7:47am | 1 replies | 57 views
Balsamic dressing help
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/17/15 at 7:41am | 15 replies | 222 views
Summer Veggie B'fast Hash recipe anyone?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/16/15 at 7:17am | 4 replies | 67 views
flavoured salts
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/11/15 at 8:35am | 19 replies | 209 views
Recipe from all over the world
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 5/8/15 at 4:17am | 10 replies | 118 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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