His personal mantra is "cook with love and laughter," and that's exactly what Pete wants to see!
Pete is excited to be working on the New Zealand series of My Kitchen Rules.
“I love New Zealand – there are so many beautiful places to visit, and so much local produce and flavours to cook with. I look forward to seeing what the Kiwis can cook up for Manu and me!”
Pete is a man of many talents. In addition to co-hosting My Kitchen Rules in Australia since 2010, he's a respected chef, health coach, entrepreneur, author and father.
Born in Melbourne and raised on the Gold Coast, Pete’s passion for cooking was discovered early on.
“My cooking life really kicked off when I ditched going to university and became an apprentice chef so I could surf all day and then cook all night. Not that that really ever eventuated ...”
Pete has opened and consulted on eight award-winning restaurants over the last 25 years as a chef. He loves catering large events where the pressure is definitely on.
The keen fisherman and seafood devotee has a raft of cooking shows under his belt, both locally and internationally.
In recent years, Pete’s love of fresh, healthy and organic food, along with his passion for nutrition and wellbeing, have influenced his recipes and cooking style.
He is now a health coach qualified through New York’s Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Pete’s hugely popular healthy eating and wellness program, The Paleo Way, consists of an online health program, a television series, national speaking tours and ready made meals.
He will soon release his 16th cookbook titled Low Carb, Healthy Fat.
Pete is also the Executive Producer of documentary film, The Magic Pill.