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Fond du Lac, WI

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Join Date:

10/7/01

Last Online:

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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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At what point is a person a 'Chef"?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs Yesterday at 12:03 pm | 51 replies | 977 views
Is it possible to make an extract from beer.
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 7:39 am | 9 replies | 183 views
Food Blogs and Websites.
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 11/23/16 at 6:17am | 25 replies | 557 views
Sous vide lambshanks- sauce with beer...Help please!
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 11/18/16 at 11:11am | 5 replies | 83 views
wine pairing for smoked turkey?
Pete posted in this thread in Pairing Food and Wine 11/18/16 at 11:08am | 11 replies | 124 views
What say you?
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 11/17/16 at 11:19am | 7 replies | 135 views
Salsa Verde and Our Pals at the Health Department
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 11/11/16 at 8:20am | 14 replies | 250 views
Catering without the permits
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Catering 11/8/16 at 6:09am | 12 replies | 249 views
Caramel Filled Apple Dumplings
written by Pete 11/5/16 at 5:43am
Chorizo Empanadas with Avocado Cream
written by Pete 11/5/16 at 5:38am

 

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Pete's photos in A "No Turkey" Thanksgiving-Roast Pork
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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
Last Updated 5/31/10

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