Chef and co-owner of award-winning eateries The Providores and Tapa Room in Marylebone, London, Peter was born on New Zealand’s North Island in 1963. At 18 he took a waitering job at a Melbourne restaurant to fund his way through university in Australia and promptly dumped studying to train as a chef. His UK breakthrough was The Sugar Club in London in the mid 1990s, as head chef and early exponent of fusion food. His sixth food book comes out this October (March 2010 in the UK), he appears frequently on television, also has a thriving restaurant and tapas bar in Auckland, co-owns Waitaki Braids Vineyard in North Otago and consults on numerous projects, including müzedechanga, Wallpaper* Magazine’s Best New Restaurant 2007, in Istanbul. He supports charities for leukaemia, child burns and the lung disease LAM and has recently moved to London’s East End, returning to New Zealand several times a year.