Chef Pete Blohme AKA “Panini” Pete currently owns & operates 4 PP concepts in Alabama. The newest concept is Squid Ink Eclectic Eats & Drinks “A First of its Kind” gastro pub in downtown Mobile. The popular Sunset Pointe, “A Gulf to table restaurant” on the Eastern shore of Mobile Bay, serving Fresh Gulf Seafood and local produce also Voted one of Alabama’s hottest new restaurants in 2015. The Legendary Ed’s Seafood Shed in Spanish Fort, Alabama, on the Causeway serving “Southern Seafood with Soul.”
Pete also brought on longtime friend and fellow restaurant “rock star” Nick Dimario to help on the structure and operations side of things. Together they bring over 60 years of professional experience to their PP Hospitality brand. Their company philosophy is “We put Real Food in our Food” and “We never met a Stranger”!
Chef Pete is a Graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and also currently sits on their Alumni Advisory Council. Pete with fellow Alumni Robert Kabakoff founded the “Run for you Knives” Scholarships 5K Race & Walk at the CIA Hyde Park campus. This annual event provides much needed Scholarship for current students. Pete has achieved headlines nationwide being featured with Guy Fieri on his Live Road Show performing in 25+ Road Shows and featured on a host of Food Network shows such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, Guy’s Big Bite and The Great Food Truck Race with Tyler Florence on Food Network as well as CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama.
Chef Pete is Member of BCA Best Chefs of America. His proudest accomplishment is in being a Founding Member of “The Messlords” a group of Celebrity Chefs that travel the World boosting moral for our US Troops through culinary training and mass feedings in amazing locations like Japan, Spain, Italy, Africa, Bahrain, Romania, Cuba, Europe, as well as onboard Aircraft Carriers and Submarines!
To keep up with his Panini Pete Adventures you can listen to Pete weekly on his Hot of the Press Podcast! (www.hotppodcast.com) look for him cooking, hosting or demoing at great events around the country. Recently headlining at the Super Bowl 51 Players Tailgate as well as Nightclub and Bar convention in Las Vegas! Mostly he likes cooking Beignets in the Fairhope Location!