Pete Scherer

Pete Scherer
Title: Recipe Developer, Freelance Contributor
Education: University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, California
Expertise: Baking, Farm-to-table cuisine

Pete Scherer has been a curious and industrious cook from an early age. In his early twenties, his interests led him in two directions: he began working in farmer’s markets around the Los Angeles area - including several years at the famed Wednesday Santa Monica farmer’s market - and he began teaching himself to make sourdough bread. These interests coalesced when he began working as a baker for Suzanne Goin at her restaurants Lucques and AOC. Peter later went on to work for Salt’s Cure, the nose-to-tail boutique steakhouse, before briefly owning his own small artisan bakery. He left the restaurant grind in his early 30s to start a family, for whom he does the majority of the cooking.


  • Peter has written for The Spruce Eats since September 2019
  • His work has also appeared in Treehugger and Food52
  • His traditional German pretzels received high praise from Jonathan Gold


Pete has a BFA in Acting from the University of Southern California.

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