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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

Pete's Recent Activity

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BBQ Sauce - Cloning a Commercial Product
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/22/17 at 1:44pm | 18 replies | 249 views
What are some desserts you can make which contain jam/jelly?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/21/17 at 5:55am | 13 replies | 93 views
I need help/advice about my slow cooker recipe!
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/18/17 at 7:53am | 6 replies | 105 views
How to use my pressure cooker the right way?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/17/17 at 7:45am | 4 replies | 87 views
How to survive my seasonal job 16-18 working h per day
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 5/17/17 at 6:50am | 3 replies | 72 views
Dried Mushrooms
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/12/17 at 6:09am | 7 replies | 71 views
Musings
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 5/12/17 at 6:03am | 6 replies | 104 views
Sliders Question?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Catering 5/9/17 at 9:54am | 5 replies | 119 views
Pork Chili Verde - Cook Off
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/9/17 at 7:43am | 5 replies | 109 views
Loving the Job, Hating your fellow Chef.
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/8/17 at 7:53am | 9 replies | 427 views

 

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Product Reviews by Pete 2 Kitchen Equipment
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Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
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