University of Southern California
Pete Scherer is a self-taught cook and baker. His professional experience began when he started an in-house bread program for chef Suzanne Goin at her restaurants A.O.C. and Lucques. He later went on to create a wide range of breads and pastries for many other Los Angeles establishments, including Salt's Cure, L&E Oyster Bar, and Go Get 'Em Tiger.
Scherer was deeply involved in the farm-to-table scene in Southern California for over 10 years, working in farmer's market-focused kitchens and for local organic and biodynamic farmers. Prior to becoming a private chef, he owned and operated an organic artisan wholesale bakery.
Scherer has freelanced for UN Environment and The League of Conservation Voters, covering issues of sustainability and climate change. He writes for Treehugger and The Spruce Eats.
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