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Fond du Lac, WI

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Join Date:

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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Electric of Gas Tilt Skillet Better?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs Today at 6:00 am | 7 replies | 81 views
Garlic shrimp scampi pasta - cheese or no cheese?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/22/17 at 6:23am | 13 replies | 142 views
Lacto-fermentation of hot peppers.
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/21/17 at 7:39am | 4 replies | 75 views
Should I own a Restaurant???
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 2/20/17 at 12:01pm | 5 replies | 119 views
Why I feel pursuit of Michelin stars is a worthy pursuit - A discussion
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 2/17/17 at 8:20am | 17 replies | 372 views
New place starting menu advice
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 2/16/17 at 9:12am | 9 replies | 141 views
Canning
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/14/17 at 10:07am | 1 replies | 46 views
Which do you prefer?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/11/17 at 12:38pm | 179 replies | 2318 views
I don't want to be called Chef she sais....
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 2/8/17 at 10:17am | 15 replies | 437 views

 

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Pete's photos in Caramel Filled Apple Dumplings
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Pete's Lists

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Product Reviews by Pete 2 Kitchen Equipment
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Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
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