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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

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Stepping away from the culinary industry....for good...BUT!!
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs Yesterday at 3:18 pm | 4 replies | 74 views
August 2014 Challenge - Eggs
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 3:04 pm | 262 replies | 4784 views
Tomato Time
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/27/14 at 9:34am | 21 replies | 231 views
Ideas for Searing Scallops?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/27/14 at 9:30am | 5 replies | 74 views
aramark wanting to buy out sodexo
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 8/21/14 at 7:54pm | 5 replies | 111 views
Cascabel - Rick Bayless' Play in Chicago
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 8/21/14 at 2:46pm | 5 replies | 41 views
Who has a nice crouton recipe/technique...?
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 8/20/14 at 4:34am | 19 replies | 160 views
Rose Water
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 8/19/14 at 12:53pm | 10 replies | 179 views

 

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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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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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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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