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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.

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cooking, beer, photography, writing, creating digital art

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Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/27/16 at 7:56am | 8 replies | 102 views
Can you freeze passionfruit tart??
Pete posted in this thread in Pastries & Baking 4/26/16 at 5:40am | 6 replies | 63 views
Nutritional Values and Food Composition
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/24/16 at 1:05pm | 6 replies | 79 views
Potato and Green Garlic Soup
written by Pete 4/24/16 at 5:25am
Vegetable Tagine
written by Pete 4/24/16 at 5:19am
Does the quality of the cookware make you a better cook?
Pete posted in this thread in Cooking Equipment Reviews 4/23/16 at 2:22pm | 14 replies | 276 views
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
written by Pete 4/23/16 at 5:33am
From scrach or out of the box
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/23/16 at 4:55am | 25 replies | 571 views


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Product Reviews by Pete 2 Kitchen Equipment
Last Updated 2/21/11
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Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
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