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Location:

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

Pete's Recent Activity

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May 2016 Cooking Challenge Is :<= $10
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/4/16 at 9:26am | 43 replies | 572 views
beef prices
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 5/4/16 at 8:16am | 6 replies | 65 views
chicken coatings
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/4/16 at 5:34am | 13 replies | 174 views
Homemade BBQ sauce- need a recomendation for molasses and honey
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/1/16 at 2:00pm | 12 replies | 318 views
Freezing Cheese
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/1/16 at 1:24pm | 14 replies | 200 views
Artichokes
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/27/16 at 7:56am | 8 replies | 111 views
Can you freeze passionfruit tart??
Pete posted in this thread in Pastries & Baking 4/26/16 at 5:40am | 6 replies | 65 views
Nutritional Values and Food Composition
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/24/16 at 1:05pm | 6 replies | 80 views

 

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Pete's photos in Coriander Crusted Pork Chops with Lime Glaze
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Pete's photos in Crab Stuffed Shrimp with Linguine and Ramps
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Pete's photos in Potato and Green Garlic Soup
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Pete's photos in Vegetable Tagine
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Pete's photos in Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
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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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