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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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Ramps (Wild Leeks)
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/11/14 at 11:50am | 17 replies | 202 views
Wild Leek Dilemma
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 4/9/14 at 12:12pm | 6 replies | 91 views
Why so much heat for a few lousy peppers?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/1/14 at 7:43pm | 12 replies | 271 views
When did every thing change?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/1/14 at 1:49pm | 18 replies | 501 views
Super heros in the kitchen (Something fun)
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/30/14 at 8:41pm | 11 replies | 186 views
Comparing?shopping different vendors on the same products
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/22/14 at 10:40pm | 13 replies | 199 views
Reducing Cross Contamination.- Ground chicken patties.
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 3/21/14 at 7:16pm | 17 replies | 264 views
My latest bacon
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 3/21/14 at 7:11pm | 28 replies | 290 views


Pete’s Photos

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Pete’s Embedded Photos

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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Latest upload: Jan 16, 2014
Pete's photos in The First Timer's Guide to Roasting a Turkey
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Latest upload: Nov 9, 2013
Pete's photos in Making Sauerkraut
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Latest upload: Sep 28, 2013
Pete's photos in Not Your Mother's Creamed Corn
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Latest upload: Sep 3, 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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