Worldchefs Board Welcomes Peter Wright as Pacific Rim Continental Director
- Peter Wright has been appointed to Worldchefs Board of Directors as the Pacific Rim Continental Director. Peter will take over the role from Neil Abrahams.
- Honorary Life Member and former President of the Australian Culinary Federation, Peter will represent and support the Pacific Rim members of Worldchefs in Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea – Affiliate, Tonga – Affiliate & Vanuatu.
- A Worldchefs Certified Master Chef, two-time Culinary Olympic gold medalist, and qualified Sports Nutritionist, Wright is recognized as one of Australia’s leading foodservice experts and a global event specialist.
Paris, 7 of September 2021 – Worldchefs has announced the appointment of Peter Wright as the Pacific Rim Continental Director. Peter is taking over the role from Neil Abrahams following his recent resignation due to personal reasons. Worldchefs Board of Directors want to thank Neil for his great contribution and dedication during his mandate. Peter will assume duties with immediate effect.
Honorary Life Member and former President of the Australian Culinary Federation (ACF), Peter will represent and support the Pacific Rim members of Worldchefs in Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea-Affiliate, Tonga – Affiliate & Vanuatu on Worldchefs’ international Board of Directors.
“I am very excited and honored to accept this position on the Worldchefs Board,” says Peter. “I’ll work diligently to uplift the progress in our region, creating a manageable agenda with the countries of the Pacific Rim that allows all chefs and cooks to access the assets of Worldchefs, including education, culinary innovation, sustainability improvements, and the opportunity to access a global network of likeminded people, food, and cultural diversity.”
My mantra is “teamwork makes the dream work” and with that I call all chefs and cooks in our region to come together and support each other. Once again, I thank everyone for finding confidence in me to assign me such a dignified position. – Peter Wright
With a career spanning over 40 years, Peter is recognized as one of Australia’s leading foodservice experts and as a global event specialist. He held the position of President of the ACF for nine consecutive years. Peter also represented Australia twice at the Culinary Olympics, bringing home gold medals on both occasions. He has completed an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality at NMIT, is a qualified Sports Nutritionist and holds the title as a Worldchefs Certified Master Chef.
Peter brings to the Board a commitment to excellence, a focus on building creative catering solutions that are nutritionally, environmentally, and socially responsible, and a vision to provide our diverse and global community with safe and inclusive workplaces that promote staff development and well-being.
“We look forward to Peter’s contributions to the Board, with his expertise and proven passion for the development of the industry community. Together we will continue to support unity and provide resources to our members and colleagues in the Pacific Rim,” says Worldchefs President Thomas A. Gugler. “We also thank Neil Abrahams for his tenure as Continental Director and for inspiring many Young Chefs and colleagues both regionally and around the globe.”
MEET PETER WRIGHT: WORLDCHEFS PACIFIC RIM CONTINENTAL DIRECTOR
From humble beginnings, Peter’s career commenced in the 1980s as he trained to become a chef, graduating at Melbourne’s eminent culinary school William Angliss. During the 90s and the 00s Peter honed his skills through major events and stadiums throughout Australia and internationally, including the Sydney Olympics which was the launching pad for the next 20 years.
Peter Wright is best known for his capacity to organize, plan, and deliver the most complicated food and beverage programs in the world. Peter is the Managing Director of Global Hospitality Group recognized locally as one of Australia’s leading food service experts and internationally as a global event specialist.
Peter has been involved in many major food service projects and events and has an unprecedented track record for providing the necessary business outcomes. He has led the development of Global Hospitality Group over the past 5 years, seeing substantial growth with offices in Melbourne, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, and London. Peter’s company portfolio also includes boutique Melbourne Caterer Calibre Feasts, CaterNut. a menu nutrition and allergen service, and his recent acquisition of Borthwick Foods, Melbourne’s “Menu Solution” food distribution service.
Peter has been awarded Director of Australian Food Services “Chef of the Year” in 2021 and Les Toques Blanches Awards of Excellence, positions that supports his passion of culinary development of Australian Chefs. He is also an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Culinary Federation and a member of Les Toques Blanche.
- Australia Chamber of Commerce
- Australian Culinary Federation
- Victorian Leaders
- Les Toques Blanches Victorian Branch
- Sports Nutrition Australia
Titles and Qualifications
- Worldchefs Certified Master Chef
- Worldchefs Certified Chef De Cuisine
- Australia Chamber of Commerce, Business Award 2017
- Australian Culinary Federation Honorary National President
- Australian Culinary Federation Life Member
- The Emirates Culinary Guild Honorary Member
- Advanced Diploma in Hospitality
- Diploma in Business
- Sports Nutrition Certification
- Victorian Leaders Graduate
- Culinary Olympic Australian National Team 2004
- Culinary Olympic Victorian Team 1992
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