Starting work at the age of 13 in his first commercial kitchen, a love of food saw Pete begin his full time career as chef at the age of 17 and became a restaurateur at the age of 19, opening numerous award-winning restaurants nationally as well as cooking in some of the finest restaurants globally.
Pete’s career spans professional kitchens — where you can find him cooking and consulting on new restaurants and wellness projects menus and concepts — to mainstream media, with numerous television and film appearances. His latest project is the award-winning documentary film The Magic Pillwhich shows the impact food can have on people’s health, now streaming globally on Netflix. Pete is releasing his follow up documentary titled The Magic Plantin early 2020 which looks at humans ongoing relationship to the cannabis plant and following that his latest TV documentary series is titled AWAKENwhich looks at ancient and modern healing modalities for body, mind, spirit & the planet.
Pete has been co-host and judge of Australia’s number 1 television show My Kitchen Rulesfor 11 seasons. He has hosted and produced 2 seasons (16 episodes) of The Paleo Way, a television series which sees Pete creating delicious non-inflammatory dishes with special guests from around the globe and interviewing some of the world’s leading experts on health and wellness. Pete also hosts the award-winning PBS series Moveable Feast, now about to begin its 8th season, which sees Pete cooking with leading chefs in the USA and from around the world and learning where to source amazing local produce. Over the past 20 years, Pete has been host of numerous television series including FISH(cooking, fishing and travel), the Lifestyle Channel’s Home show, Postcards from Home, as well as over 400 episodes of daily cooking show Fresh.
As Australia’s number one selling author of healthy cooking and lifestyle books for the last 5 years, Pete is dedicated to educating people about nutritional food and wellness. With around 25 books to his name over the last 13 years, Pete is one of Australia’s most published contemporary Australian chefs. He is also a health coach, with qualifications gained from New York’s internationally recognised Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Through his passion and commitment to ongoing education, sharing of information and, of course, delicious recipes via free 10 Week Program The Paleo Way (www.thepaleoway.com), Pete has helped over 100,000 people around the world reclaim their health. This initiative is complimented by a range of products that Pete has developed for both human and pet health, including cookware, supplements, ready made meals, coconut water, pet food and a whole lot more.
Pete loves his family, the ocean, surfing, and maintaining his own healthy lifestyle. When he changed his life to a healthy way of living, an abundance of mental, physical, and emotional changes followed. This paved the way for Peteʼs belief that food can be medicine, and that it should be our first port of call for a healthier life.
As an in-demand keynote speaker on healthy eating, wellness and sustainability, he loves to share his knowledge and educate all generations, from parents and children to corporate audiences.
The Paleo Way with Pete Evans, is the place to learn about all things Paleo and the steps involved to embrace a happier and healthier lifestyle. The Paleo Way teaches you the synergy between eating good food, moving your body every day and looking at the positive sides to life – the secret to a healthier and happier life. www.thepaleoway.com
Peter Daryl Evans (born 26 February 1973) is an Australian chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter, who is best known as a former judge of the competitive cooking show My Kitchen Rules. Evans has been heavily criticised for spreading information about vaccinations and promoting healthy eating ideas such as the paleolithic diet. Seems many out there don’t like the truth about vaccines and how our modern day ‘junk’ diet is slowly killing us.