Pete Taylor is a former executive chef with more than 15 years as a professional cook.
- Professional chef
- Spice blend developer and entrepreneur
Pete Taylor is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing articles and recipes. He has more than 10 years of experience as an executive chef, 15 years as a professional cook, and eight years spent studying herbs, spices, and salts. He retired from his culinary career to start a spice blend company, Spiceologist.com, where he serves as CEO and chief flavor innovator. He also consults for major brands such as Sabra and Zaycon Fresh.
Pete started his culinary career in Boston. One highlight of his career was accepting the executive chef position at the acclaimed restaurant, The Stone Terrace, on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, he started the premier catering company, Star Chef, which focused on luxury off-premises weddings and also corporate retreats. A few years later, he took over the executive chef position at the Resort at Cavanaugh's in Priest Lake, Idaho, where he began to develop a passion for spice. Over the course of two years, Pete started to develop unique spice blends that could be used as a rub or seasoning. Soon after, he launched his online spice company.
Pete Taylor received a culinary degree from the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy. He traveled to continue his education in spices.
About The Spruce
The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.
Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, and TreeHugger.