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Fond du Lac, WI

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Join Date:

10/7/01

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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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EGGS
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs Yesterday at 1:01 pm | 5 replies | 110 views
Got to read the comments in this recipe
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs Yesterday at 6:33 am | 5 replies | 93 views
Jicama
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/23/17 at 10:54am | 4 replies | 42 views
How to deal with groups and (partial) no-shows?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/23/17 at 10:39am | 11 replies | 154 views
Produce gone wild
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/11/17 at 6:22am | 13 replies | 461 views
Duck Burgers - Menu Development help
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/8/17 at 4:52pm | 9 replies | 206 views
Quick survey about food distributors
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/8/17 at 11:21am | 24 replies | 495 views
New type of burger bun?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/7/17 at 12:03pm | 16 replies | 302 views
Chicken wings
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/7/17 at 8:12am | 5 replies | 144 views
Cooking using olive oil?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/3/17 at 5:51am | 11 replies | 214 views

 

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Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
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