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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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interview questions
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs Today at 12:27 pm | 18 replies | 291 views
February 2016 CHallenge - Three Part Harmony: A wrapper, a filling, a sauce
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 6:09 am | 56 replies | 914 views
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Pete posted in this thread in New User Introductions Yesterday at 6:06 am | 4 replies | 34 views
Get me the secret to Popeyes' chicken
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/9/16 at 5:53am | 4 replies | 75 views
Burnt - The Movie
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 2/9/16 at 5:49am | 10 replies | 117 views
Split Pea Soup
written by Pete 2/6/16 at 6:14am
Super Bowl Munchies
written by Pete 2/6/16 at 6:08am
Italian Beef Sandwiches-Chicago Style
written by Pete 2/6/16 at 5:59am
Pupusas
written by Pete 2/6/16 at 5:50am
"Chef" The Movie
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 2/6/16 at 5:32am | 23 replies | 763 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
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Cookbook Reviews by Pete 21 Cookbooks
Last Updated 5/31/10

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