Peter Gilmore (chef)

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Peter Gilmore
Born 1968 (age 45–46)[1]
Sydney, Australia[1]
Nationality Australian[1]
Occupation Chef, restaurateur
Known for Executive Chef of Quay[1]

Peter Gilmore (born 1968) is an Australian chef and restaurateur. He is the current executive chef of Quay, which has been included in The World's 50 Best Restaurants since 2009.[1] He sometimes guest stars in Masterchef Australia, where his signature dessert the "Snow Egg" was touted as one of the toughest Masterchef challenges.[2]


Gilmore was born in Sydney, Australia. His mother had him interested in cooking at an early age. At 14, he started to think of cooking as a career. At 16 years old, Gilmore started his apprenticeship with The Manor House Restaurant in Balmain, New South Wales. [3] When the TAFE components of his apprenticeship were completed, he left for the UK where he worked in country house hotels and in London before returning to Australia. In Australia, he further developed his own style of cooking and worked at Avonleigh Country House in the Blue Mountains, at the former Pond restaurant with Guillaume Brahimi in Potts Point, and as Head Chef at De Beers Restaurant at Whale Beach. In 2001, Gilmore took the reins at Quay restaurant in Sydney, where he stayed as the Executive Chef.[1][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Gilmore is married to Kath and they have two sons.[5]



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Our People". Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "News & Events". Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Peter Gilmore - Head Chef at Quay". Time Out Sydney. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Peter Gilmore". LifeStyle Food. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Nick O'Malley (29 September 2011). "Pick of the Bunch". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 January 2013.