CIA Alum , Chef/Owner at Sunset Pointe waterfront , Fairhope, AL
Panini Pete’s Café & Coffeehouse Fairhope, Mobile AL. Destin Fl, Morgantown
Pete has been owner and Chef of Panini Pete’s Café and Coffeehouse since 2008! Currently operating 5 units in 3 states, Pete also opened Sunset Pointe in Fairhope, Alabama. Sunset Pointe is an award-winning waterfront seafood restaurant with farm to table, local gulf seafood and mixology bar. It was voted one of Alabama’s hottest new restaurants shortly after its opening in 2015.
From hosting his own web series ‘Small Town Flavor” to his “Hot off the Press” Podcast, the media has been no stranger to “Panini” Pete. He has been a part of many local and regional demos in TV, made appearances on 8 Different Food Network Programs and 4 Food Network Web Videos including the following: Diners Drive-ins & Dives, the “Best Of” Diners Drive-ins & Dives, Guy’s Big Bite, Guys Grocery Games, & Guest judge on Food Truck Wars with Tyler Florence! Pete has also performed in over 30 live Food Shows while touring with the Guy Fieri Road Show.
One of Chef Pete’s greatest accomplishments has been co-founding “The Messlords,” a group of celebrity chefs that travel the world cooking for our troops. “Bringing a Fork Full of Freedom to Bases and Battleships” from Cuba to Japan and everywhere imaginable in-between! Serving those who serve our Country!