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Location:

Fond du Lac, WI

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4758

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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Best dry white wine for cooking?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Today at 6:35 am | 11 replies | 105 views
Can I substitute ground ginger for fresh?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 5:57 am | 4 replies | 57 views
FIRE
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) Yesterday at 5:54 am | 7 replies | 74 views
Question about chicken wings
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/24/16 at 12:56pm | 4 replies | 92 views
Herb Identification
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/23/16 at 3:42pm | 12 replies | 134 views
July 2016 Cooking Challenge - On the grill
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/23/16 at 1:26pm | 151 replies | 2461 views
Being undermined by 2IC
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 7/23/16 at 10:24am | 16 replies | 167 views
What do you just hate to cook/prep?!
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 7/20/16 at 10:50am | 30 replies | 1149 views
Jojoba oil for cutting boards?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/20/16 at 10:46am | 16 replies | 200 views
GlassDoor sign in. Worth it?
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 7/20/16 at 10:30am | 2 replies | 36 views

 

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Pete's Lists

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Product Reviews by Pete 2 Kitchen Equipment
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Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
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