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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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help my hubby is a fussy eater and i dont know what to cook
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 7/26/15 at 8:29am | 3 replies | 62 views
Climbing up w/o a degree?
Pete posted in this thread in General Culinary School Discussions 7/25/15 at 4:03pm | 5 replies | 41 views
Cracked gas hose
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 7/18/15 at 7:20am | 2 replies | 56 views
do you like tea ?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/17/15 at 5:43am | 10 replies | 104 views
Searing Meat
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/12/15 at 5:05pm | 4 replies | 94 views
Questions on Making Butter
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/12/15 at 2:19pm | 6 replies | 72 views
Beef Tartar Polish Way
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes 7/12/15 at 6:54am | 1 replies | 49 views
country, baby back, regular
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/4/15 at 7:54am | 9 replies | 130 views
Popcorn Toppings
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/4/15 at 7:51am | 10 replies | 158 views
onion rings
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 6/28/15 at 11:01am | 11 replies | 198 views

 

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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
Last Updated 2/21/11
Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
Last Updated 5/31/10

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