Pete Hallgarth


Pete’s culinary career started in 1998 at the Stunned Mullet in Napier, now called Pacifica. He continued to further his craft working both at Vidal’s and Clifton Bay Café before moving to Western Australia for a year.

Returning to NZ Pete settled at Corstorphine House Luxury Lodge in Dunedin for two years then doing a four year stint in Wellington working at Martin Bossley’s, KPR Catering  and Liquidate.

Then finally to Hawkes Bay in 2008 having secured a job as Sous Chef at Clearview Estate with Kerry MacKay, taking over as Head Chef in 2011.

With a string of Beef & Lamb Awards, a HB Signature Dish finalist and culminating with the 2013 HB Hospitality Award for 2013 Outstanding Winery Restaurant.  Working closely with Clearview’s restaurant team, Pete perfectly showcases the artisan products of our region with the extraordinary wines of Clearview Estate.

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