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Fond du Lac, WI

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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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Comfort Food
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes Today at 8:14 am | 7 replies | 95 views
What are your favorite quick fall soup recipes?
Pete posted in this thread in Recipes Today at 8:10 am | 5 replies | 89 views
Question 2 specific types of curry, what are they.
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking Yesterday at 7:49 am | 30 replies | 492 views
Mango Chipotle Chicken
written by Pete 9/25/16 at 6:06am
Spinach & Raspberry Salad
written by Pete 9/25/16 at 6:01am
Grape Jelly
written by Pete 9/25/16 at 5:58am
I missed it.. but love the words of Anthony Bourdain
Pete posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 9/25/16 at 5:52am | 54 replies | 930 views
Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Panini
written by Pete 9/20/16 at 5:40pm
Blackberry Peach Cobbler
written by Pete 9/20/16 at 5:34pm
Need advice (restaurant politics)
Pete posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 9/18/16 at 7:21am | 6 replies | 209 views

 

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