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Fond du Lac, WI

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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.

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cooking, beer, photography, writing, creating digital art

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pourable tortillas?
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes Yesterday at 8:05 am | 4 replies | 41 views
So, What are You Fermenting???
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 9/28/14 at 8:22am | 84 replies | 775 views
Agencies for Chef
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 9/27/14 at 4:05pm | 4 replies | 64 views
How to make perfect Seared Scallops?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 9/27/14 at 4:03pm | 8 replies | 83 views
Anybody with Spaetzle in BULK experience?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 9/26/14 at 12:46pm | 4 replies | 61 views
What to do with brat braising liquid?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 9/22/14 at 7:45pm | 4 replies | 45 views
What are some good usages for cabbage?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 9/15/14 at 1:13pm | 6 replies | 65 views
How often do I turn meat when braising?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 9/6/14 at 12:03pm | 16 replies | 159 views
Hello from Portugal
Pete posted in this thread in New User Introductions 9/4/14 at 9:38am | 4 replies | 29 views
Pete posted in this thread in New User Introductions 9/4/14 at 9:36am | 2 replies | 20 views


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Pete's photos in May 2014 Challenge - BBQ and Grilling
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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
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