Panini Pete’s Cafe & Market
A life-long lover of food, Pete Blohme’s fascination with the culinary arts took him all the way to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), where he honed his skills and truly found his passion in the kitchen. Following his graduation from the CIA in 1988, Pete worked in a variety of kitchens–including a position as the executive chef at the University of Alabama!–and soon enough began work on his first ownership project, a restaurant chain with his brother-in-law, Bob Baumhower.
Finally after many years in kitchens and restaurants, Pete’s dream of opening his own restaurant came true: he opened Panini Pete’s Cafe and Bakeshop in Fairhope, Alabama in February of 2006.
Since then, Panini Pete and his delicious food have made headlines across Alabama and the United States. Pete has been featured on shows like Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, and Guy’s Big Bite on the Food Network, as well as CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama. Pete has also gone on tour with Guy Fieri’s Traveling Roadshow, traversing the United States and Canada for some of the best eats out there. Pete also hosts a web series called Small Town Flavor, available for viewing on YouTube!
Outside of overseeing operations at various Panini Pete’s locations, Pete is a founding member of the MESSLORDS, a group that visits various military bases in the United States and abroad, with the intention of providing entertainment, education, and fun to boost the morale of those in the United States Armed Services. Pete and his team of Messlords offer cooking demos, culinary shows, entertainment, and of course good eats to the men and women who selflessly serve our country.
We’re more than just perfectly pressed sandwiches here at Panini Pete’s. We’ve got delicious Angus beef burgers, killer dressed up dogs, hand-cut fries and chips, and our beignets are the best ones we’ve found outside of NOLA. At Panini Pete’s, we’re passionate about “putting real food into our food,” which is why our menu features items like house-made mozzarella, confit onion, freshly baked sweets and treats, and perfectly roasted roast beef. So come on by and enjoy a meal with us!
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Listing Title: Panini Pete’s Cafe & Market