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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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Cater my own wedding?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Today at 5:21 pm | 9 replies | 132 views
What is your preferred brand of "prepared" Mayonnaise?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/25/16 at 5:24am | 40 replies | 626 views
50/50 blend lettuce or cut my own
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/23/16 at 6:53pm | 3 replies | 41 views
looking for a kimchi recipe
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 5/23/16 at 11:37am | 5 replies | 67 views
Please help. The center is still cold when i deep fry my precooked frozen chicken
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/23/16 at 6:33am | 5 replies | 127 views
Ramps
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/23/16 at 6:25am | 9 replies | 145 views
Babies and toddlers in higher end restaurants
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/21/16 at 5:15am | 23 replies | 405 views
Grapefruit Sorbet
written by Pete 5/21/16 at 4:40am
Gingered Bourbon Sour
written by Pete 5/21/16 at 4:27am
Chicken Rhubarb Stir Fry
written by Pete 5/21/16 at 4:22am

 

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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
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