Peter Bayless

Peter BaylessAs a child, Peter first discovered his love of food and a talent for cooking at Boy Scout camp.
This initial excitement of being able to wow others with his cooking has stayed with him throughout his life, and is what eventually steered him away from a 40 year career in advertising.
Peter finally decided to pursue his passion in a professional capacity and entered MasterChef 2006 to kick-start his new career. As a result of winning, Peter now works as an independent chef in both France and the UK where he caters for dinner parties for any number of guests from eight to two hundred or more.
He has published a book of his experiences and regularly teaches at a number of cookery schools throughout the Southeast, as well as giving live demonstrations at food fairs, appearing on TV and radio and contributing articles and recipes to food magazines. Peter is also commissioned by Reed Business Information as their head chef preparing all the dishes for the judges at their annual UK Excellence in Food and Drink Awards
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First published: Monday 3 June 2013
Updated: Thursday 15 October 2015