AOS, Director of Culinary Innovation and Training
Managing the three Canyon Ranch restaurants at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Peter creates wellness-inspiring food and beverage menus, which incorporate delicious, artistically presented ingredients.
AOS in Culinary Arts, The New England Culinary Institute
Certified Food Manager, ServSafe
Certified Instructor and Registered Proctor, ServSafe
Peter brings 27 years of culinary industry experience to our Food & Nutrition team at Canyon Ranch; he’s served as the Executive Chef of major casinos in Las Vegas, managed 22 kitchens that fed 16,000-20,000 customers a day, and was the opening Executive Chef for the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati.
However, the most rewarding time in Peter’s career were the three years he worked as a private Chef in Las Vegas for individuals who were fighting cancer, specifically lung cancer and leukemia. “I focused on using clean ingredients known to help combat these diseases. I also worked with people battling obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, and food allergies,” he adds.
When he’s not in the kitchen, Peter is typically at the gym; on a walk or hike with his daughter, Gabriella, and their German shepherd, Sasha; or rooting for the city’s hockey team, the Vegas Golden Knights.
“You can always find a million excuses for why you can't make a healthy change, but all you really need to focus on is one reason why you should,” Peter advises. “That one reason can extend the quality and happiness of your life – one meal at a time.”
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