PETER FORD’S ENTHUSIASM FOR FOOD AND EVENTS IS INFECTIOUS! BE IT IN A MASTER CLASS, FOOD GATHERING, FUNCTION OR JUST SHARING A MEAL.
Peter trained in the Kitchens of Fanny’s and sister restaurant Glo Glos in the early eighties, took a year long sabbatical in Europe and returned to Fanny’s as Sous chef. He left for another year of travelling and cooking in the UK, across Europe, the Middle East and Asia giving Peter an insight to the heady cuisines of these regions.
As Catering Manager and chef of the Convent Gallery Daylesford, Peter broadened his range of producers, wine makers and wild food harvesting.
Ballarat became home when he led the kitchen of the critically acclaimed The Ansonia, he developed a loyal clientele who followed when he leapt off the a la carte scene in 2000 and into his own business Peter Ford Catering.
In 2006 Peter was one of ten Australian chefs invited to Slow Food’s Terra Madre in Turin Italy. This acknowledgment is testament to his driving ambition to share good food that is clean, safe and fair. He reflects this philosophy through his master classes, catering and his retail food brand; The Real Meal.