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Fond du Lac, WI

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Culinary Experience

Professional Chef

About Me:

Peter got his 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, Peter 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, he enrolled in New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT. Peter considers culinary school to be the start of his "professional" career, though he 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, he traveled around the US, working in cities such as New Orleans, Atlanta, and Chicago. His most recent move has taken him from the hectic pace of urban life to a more bucolic existence in rural Southeastern Wisconsin, where he spends much of his free time searching out the best local food products available, from handcrafted beers and cheese to organically raised produce and meats. Peter and his wife also belong to one of the local CSA farms, for which he regularly contributes recipes for their weekly newsletter.

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cooking, beer, photography, writing, creating digital art

Pete's Recent Activity

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Sysco does it again
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 7/12/14 at 7:33pm | 24 replies | 562 views
Cherries are in!
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/12/14 at 7:31pm | 21 replies | 206 views
Are there recipes you won't share?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/12/14 at 7:26pm | 38 replies | 562 views
Starting a website
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 6/27/14 at 10:34am | 6 replies | 72 views
MasterCook is Back and Better Than Ever
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 6/10/14 at 9:28am | 4 replies | 369 views
New Orleans Classic Cocktails (Classics)
reviewed by Pete 5/30/14 at 2:35pm
Do you use a prep list at work?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/19/14 at 10:23am | 24 replies | 647 views
Food safety issue
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/19/14 at 10:13am | 6 replies | 134 views


Pete’s Photos

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Pete’s Embedded Photos

Pete's photos in Romesco Sauce - Making Bell Peppers Shine
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Latest upload: Jun 10, 2014
Pete's photos in May 2014 Challenge - BBQ and Grilling
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Pete's photos in Making Creme Brulee
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Latest upload: Mar 9, 2014
Pete's photos in Squash Risotto with Red Wine Syrup - A Simple How-To Guide to Making Risotto
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Pete's photos in The First Timer's Guide to Roasting a Turkey
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Latest upload: Nov 9, 2013

Pete's Lists

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Product Reviews by Pete 2 Kitchen Equipment
Last Updated 2/21/11
Books I own 1 Cookbooks
Last Updated 2/21/11
Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
Last Updated 5/31/10

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