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Fond du Lac, WI

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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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August 2016 Cooking Challenge: Casseroles
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/27/16 at 8:53am | 48 replies | 1583 views
Pastitsio-Greek "Lasagna"
written by Pete 8/27/16 at 8:42am
Corn Fritters with Peach Salsa
written by Pete 8/27/16 at 8:30am
Watermelon Limeade
written by Pete 8/27/16 at 8:19am
Tomato Basil Pasta
written by Pete 8/27/16 at 8:10am
Melon & Feta Salad
written by Pete 8/27/16 at 8:06am
Bacon & Corn Relish
written by Pete 8/27/16 at 8:01am
About.. Vinaigrettes
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/24/16 at 6:13am | 14 replies | 220 views
not sure what choice to make...
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 8/21/16 at 3:44pm | 13 replies | 247 views
Please help I'm so perplexed
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 8/20/16 at 7:19am | 12 replies | 321 views

 

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Product Reviews by Pete 2 Kitchen Equipment
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