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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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New Restaurant Owners
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs Today at 3:27 am | 11 replies | 200 views
I'm fired...I think?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/28/17 at 12:51pm | 16 replies | 281 views
Greenherb A Grade Dried Shiitake Mushrooms and parasites
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 3/27/17 at 11:24am | 8 replies | 88 views
Which do you prefer?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 3/27/17 at 6:43am | 300 replies | 4147 views
Volcano rice
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 3/24/17 at 10:08am | 1 replies | 48 views
Question to the owners
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/24/17 at 9:09am | 9 replies | 207 views
Quick survey about food distributors
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/24/17 at 6:13am | 11 replies | 169 views
Chefs mid-life crisis
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/22/17 at 6:23am | 6 replies | 282 views
chef owner needs help from the wiser
Pete posted in this thread in Restaurant Reviews 3/21/17 at 6:02am | 4 replies | 142 views
Fondue Dipping Sauces
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 3/19/17 at 8:43am | 11 replies | 153 views

 

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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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