Peta Mathias

Peta Mathias is a wonderful, colourful celebrator of life and food.

Peta Mathias MNZM is a respected and prolific New Zealand chef, author, entertainer and broadcaster, who writes about food and travel and hosts gastronomic tours in the South of France, Morocco, Spain, Italy, New Zealand and India.


For 12 years Peta presented the award winning prime time travel/food shows 'Taste New Zealand', 'Taste Takes off' and 'A Taste of Home'. 

Several years ago Peta set up her own production company 'Red Head Media' with colleagues, to make the  food/travel television series 'Peta Unplugged in Marrakech', 'Ten Recipes For Fabulous Summer Entertaining' and 'Culinary Adventures in the South of France'.

More recently Peta has taken her one woman live show on the road - telling tall stories, ironing out the agonising problems of life, sautéing up a storm, singing of lost love and explaining how egg whites can transform your life. Peta has played to sell out audiences around New Zealand - and in March 2015 she performs her brand new show, 'A Woman's Recipe for Life' to audiences in the North Island.

Peta has written 6 books and regularly takes culinary tours around the world.  She has also been known to sing at functions!