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Fond du Lac, WI

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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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Setting up a timeline for recipe.
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes Yesterday at 12:43 pm | 2 replies | 25 views
Owners won't pay overtime
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 10/22/14 at 11:05am | 78 replies | 1184 views
So, What are You Fermenting???
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 10/21/14 at 11:32am | 104 replies | 1057 views
Maine lobster vs Canadian Lobster
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 10/21/14 at 11:30am | 9 replies | 7294 views
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 10/10/14 at 8:53pm | 12 replies | 206 views
What's your favorite salad?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 10/10/14 at 7:50am | 80 replies | 738 views
What to do with sour clementines?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 10/9/14 at 2:11pm | 4 replies | 47 views
Cider-Autumn's Elixir
written by Pete 10/5/14 at 6:46am
pourable tortillas?
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 9/30/14 at 8:05am | 8 replies | 119 views
Agencies for Chef
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 9/27/14 at 4:05pm | 4 replies | 93 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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