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Location:

Fond du Lac, WI

Forum Post Count:

3894

Join Date:

10/7/01

Last Online:

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Culinary Experience

Professional Chef

About Me:

Peter got his 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, Peter 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, he enrolled in New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT. Peter considers culinary school to be the start of his "professional" career, though he 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, he traveled around the US, working in cities such as New Orleans, Atlanta, and Chicago. His most recent move has taken him from the hectic pace of urban life to a more bucolic existence in rural Southeastern Wisconsin, where he spends much of his free time searching out the best local food products available, from handcrafted beers and cheese to organically raised produce and meats. Peter and his wife also belong to one of the local CSA farms, for which he regularly contributes recipes for their weekly newsletter.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

cooking, beer, photography, writing, creating digital art

Pete's Recent Activity

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Personal/Professional Culinary Pet Peeves
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs Today at 11:01 am | 6 replies | 128 views
What on earth is going on with American chefs
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 7/27/14 at 7:59am | 44 replies | 639 views
What else to use dried cranberries in?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/26/14 at 6:29am | 16 replies | 108 views
Looking to relocate to start fresh, Any suggestions?
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 7/26/14 at 6:25am | 18 replies | 307 views
Cell phones causing service times to increase in restaurants
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 7/25/14 at 7:32am | 4 replies | 101 views
Fitness trackers
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 7/25/14 at 7:29am | 17 replies | 104 views
Sysco does it again
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 7/12/14 at 7:33pm | 24 replies | 595 views
Cherries are in!
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/12/14 at 7:31pm | 21 replies | 209 views
Are there recipes you won't share?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 7/12/14 at 7:26pm | 40 replies | 633 views

 

Pete’s Photos

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Pete’s Embedded Photos

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 Squash Risotto with Red Wine Syrup - A Simple How-To Guide to Making Risotto
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Pete's photos in The First Timer's Guide to Roasting a Turkey
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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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