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Location:

Fond du Lac, WI

Forum Post Count:

4196

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

Pete's Recent Activity

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OMG what did I do :*( braised short ribs disaster
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/19/15 at 7:25am | 58 replies | 679 views
Rib Eye Steak
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/17/15 at 12:00pm | 37 replies | 360 views
Creme brulee probleme
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/15/15 at 10:35am | 16 replies | 140 views
Your "Mount Rushmore" of chefs?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/13/15 at 3:18pm | 22 replies | 370 views
Small immersion blenders suitable for professional use?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/10/15 at 10:27am | 9 replies | 227 views
April 2015 Challenge: Seafood
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/2/15 at 5:27pm | 90 replies | 1904 views
Love spices, but don't know how to use them?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 3/29/15 at 10:52am | 8 replies | 122 views
Losing my passion!
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/29/15 at 9:45am | 8 replies | 340 views
quiche
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/29/15 at 5:35am | 7 replies | 166 views

 

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Pete’s Embedded Photos

Pete's photos in April 2015 Challenge: Seafood
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Pete's photos in Tea 101: A Beginner's Guide   Part II  The Basics
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Pete's photos in Tea 101: A Beginner's Guide   Part I  An Introduction to Tea
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Pete's photos in March 2015 Challenge: MINCE
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Pete's photos in Leaving the Business:  The Dark Side
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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
Last Updated 2/21/11
Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
Last Updated 5/31/10

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