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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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aramark wanting to buy out sodexo
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs Yesterday at 7:54 pm | 5 replies | 80 views
Cascabel - Rick Bayless' Play in Chicago
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) Yesterday at 2:46 pm | 5 replies | 33 views
Who has a nice crouton recipe/technique...?
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 8/20/14 at 4:34am | 16 replies | 120 views
Rose Water
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/19/14 at 12:53pm | 10 replies | 166 views
Cooking a steak
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/19/14 at 12:49pm | 18 replies | 198 views
shallot substitute!
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/17/14 at 3:20pm | 19 replies | 190 views
A customer paid for a picture of each desert on tonights' menu, twice!
Pete posted in this thread in Pastries & Baking 8/17/14 at 1:55pm | 15 replies | 153 views
Starting a Restaurant and need advice on sauces.
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 8/16/14 at 5:08am | 7 replies | 197 views
August 2014 Challenge - Eggs
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/13/14 at 2:13pm | 172 replies | 3130 views
A Brief Tour of American Barbecue
written by Pete 8/5/14 at 7:16pm


Pete’s Photos

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Pete’s Embedded Photos

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Pete's photos in August 2014 Challenge - Eggs
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Pete's photos in Romesco Sauce - Making Bell Peppers Shine
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Latest upload: Jun 10, 2014
Pete's photos in May 2014 Challenge - BBQ and Grilling
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Pete's photos in Making Creme Brulee
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Latest upload: Mar 9, 2014

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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