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Location:

Fond du Lac, WI

Forum Post Count:

4297

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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What's the standard % for bonus?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 8/29/15 at 12:25pm | 10 replies | 166 views
Spaghetti Meatballs Questions :P
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 8/28/15 at 9:03am | 5 replies | 63 views
Looking for a good loose leaf tea place
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/26/15 at 7:00am | 2 replies | 28 views
GrILLed chEEse making Machine
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/25/15 at 12:21pm | 20 replies | 169 views
Late, bad attitude cook
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 8/23/15 at 5:17am | 24 replies | 355 views
Culinary Time Machine....
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/23/15 at 5:07am | 22 replies | 246 views
Wanting To Be The Boss So Soon?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 8/23/15 at 5:03am | 30 replies | 629 views
Should i study more?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 8/22/15 at 2:26pm | 6 replies | 106 views
not allowed to listen to music, hat or hair net only
Pete posted in this thread in New User Introductions 8/21/15 at 8:39am | 6 replies | 118 views

 

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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
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Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
Last Updated 5/31/10

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