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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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Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 10/2/15 at 4:53pm | 31 replies | 365 views
Mussels recipe and preparing
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 10/2/15 at 7:01am | 3 replies | 61 views
Please help identify this vintage kitchen tool
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 10/1/15 at 11:37am | 15 replies | 197 views
September 2015 Challenge: Cheese
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 9/30/15 at 7:44pm | 135 replies | 2478 views
Sodastream angers customers
Pete posted in this thread in The Late Night Cafe (off-topic) 9/30/15 at 2:28pm | 3 replies | 65 views
Makin Bacon
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 9/30/15 at 2:15pm | 17 replies | 195 views
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 9/27/15 at 7:22am | 12 replies | 136 views
nother burger thread
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 9/21/15 at 9:43am | 15 replies | 173 views
New Toy
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 9/20/15 at 7:17pm | 17 replies | 196 views
Prime Rib Steaks
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 9/20/15 at 6:20am | 11 replies | 237 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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