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Fond du Lac, WI

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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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Herb Identification
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 3:42 pm | 11 replies | 99 views
July 2016 Cooking Challenge - On the grill
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 1:26 pm | 141 replies | 2164 views
Being undermined by 2IC
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs Yesterday at 10:24 am | 16 replies | 136 views
What do you just hate to cook/prep?!
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 7/20/16 at 10:50am | 29 replies | 1088 views
Jojoba oil for cutting boards?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/20/16 at 10:46am | 16 replies | 192 views
GlassDoor sign in. Worth it?
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 7/20/16 at 10:30am | 2 replies | 34 views
Concept Comparison
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/20/16 at 8:12am | 9 replies | 111 views
no one speaks
Pete posted in this thread in Site Feedback & Suggestions 7/20/16 at 6:21am | 13 replies | 145 views
What are you listening to these days?
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 7/19/16 at 11:11am | 635 replies | 27818 views
Memoir-type chef books
Pete posted in this thread in Cookbook Reviews 7/19/16 at 11:01am | 11 replies | 144 views

 

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Pete's Lists

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

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