Chef Peter Paiva
Peter Paiva, Chef de Cuisine at Raw Bar, is no stranger to Chef Meets BC Grape as the Raw Bar Team won Consumers Choice in 2017! For 2018, Chef Paiva will bring a diverse range of influences to his cooking to this year’s event. Born in India, Peter grew up on the shores of Newfoundland before heading out West to pursue his education. While taking a break from his education degree at the University of Calgary, Peter dabbled in the professional cooking course at SAIT Polytechnic, caught the passion and enrolled full-time to become a chef
Throughout his studies, Peter worked as a breakfast cook with the Hotel Arts Group at the Kensington Riverside Inn at Chef’s Table (recently rebranded as Oxbow). After preparing delicious breakfasts in an intimate setting, Peter joined the banquet brigade at Hotel Arts where he rose to the Banquet Chef de Cuisine position serving meals from 10 to 1500. After three years in that position, he took over the reins to the Raw Bar where he could further develop the bold flavours it is known for drawing on his extensive knowledge and range of experiences.
In his spare time, Peter enjoys traveling, exploring different cultures and flavours and trying out new cooking adventures with the great loves in his life – his wife and baby girl.