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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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BBQ Sauce
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 9:44 am | 17 replies | 241 views
Wrap it in bacon!
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 9:36 am | 5 replies | 66 views
How to make good tasting mayonnaise?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 6/10/17 at 6:20am | 17 replies | 287 views
June 2017 Cooking Challenge: Saffron
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 6/7/17 at 6:12am | 60 replies | 1742 views
4th of July bun ideas
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 6/4/17 at 5:36am | 10 replies | 169 views
Specials and repetativity
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 6/2/17 at 7:46am | 6 replies | 267 views
Cold main meal without cooking or refridgeration
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/30/17 at 10:25am | 12 replies | 131 views
Should Etoufee be sweet?
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 5/29/17 at 9:21am | 14 replies | 198 views
new job, new place
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 5/25/17 at 9:51am | 5 replies | 144 views

 

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Pete's photos in June 2017 Cooking Challenge: Saffron
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Pete's photos in Caramel Filled Apple Dumplings
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Pete's photos in A "No Turkey" Thanksgiving-Roast Pork
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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
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