Cook, Teacher, Actor & Emcee- The World’s only, Professional Pasta Making Actor!
Peter’s gregarious personality, plus knowledge of food, wine and acting has led to numerous cooking appearances on CTV, & Global as well as being featured in an Italian Government sponsored food story in the Globe & Mail. The highlight of his food journey came when he was asked by Chef/Owner Mark Pierre to cook at his new Italian restaurant Osteria Savio Volpe (Top 10 New Restaurants Canada, Best New Restaurant Vancouver, and Top 100 Restaurants Canada, Featured in the NY Times & Vogue).
The opportunity to be part of the opening kitchen team with a Chef of Mark’s calibre (Michelin Star Experience) was one Peter could not pass up & will be eternally grateful for. When he’s not teaching his Italian Cooking class experiences his time is spent running the Saulmi Counter at Savio Volpe, Emceeing events, & adding to his extensive IMDB Acting resume whenever he can.
Born & raised in a loud Italian immigrant Family in Calgary, Alberta, Peter was infused with a love of food & entertaining at the long table dinners his Parents held. He gained his Communication degree from the University of Calgary and then he created, co-produced, and hosted the travel show “Little Italys” for TLN. During this time he also began to act in local theater including doing improv with the world famous Loose Moose Theatre Company, while working for Delta Hotels.
Peter’s love of travel, food and acting led him to live in Rome where he worked at The Hotel GRA & was hired as an extra on Martin Scorecesse’s “Gangs of New York.” This experience pushed him to pursue acting on the stages of New York for three years. Upon to moving to Vancouver, he began Guest Starring on shows like Supernatural, Psych & Fringe where he acted opposite stars like Dianne Kruger & Karl Urban. During these adventures he cultivated his hospitality skills by working in award winning Restaurants Savio Volpe, La Quercia, Cibo, and Brix.
All these interests melded together into Peter’s artisan pasta company, Pasta Famiglia. Pasta Famiglia began by producing bronze extruded pasta for sale at Farmers Markets & grew to supply small specialty food stores all around Vancouver, BC.
From there the company morphed into Pasta Boy Peter Inc. a cooking experience & event company where Peter offers classes, demos & private parties to a variety of clients. His talent for teaching while entertaining has led to him being asked to host classes at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, The Italian Cultural Center, Vancouver Farmers Markets & the Shadbolt Center for the Arts.
Until next time, here is a poem written by Peter that truly is his philosophy on life:
Eat with those you Love & you will stay in Love
Eat with those you Like & you may fall in Love
Eat with those you hate & you may Learn to Tolerate
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These Italian cooking class experiences are different than the others out there. They are perfect for birthday or bachelorette parties, couples, workplace team building events or just to get the kids involved in the kitchen. All the ingredients and equipment are supplied.