What can I say? We make things from scratch every week, we bring nothing in prepared. Not sauces, not spice blends, nothing.
Our meals are made using dozens of different techniques. From braising and brining to smoking and roasting. We don’t let you pick all the meals specifically for a couple reasons. One, we want you to eat a varied, nutrient dense diet. Getting stuck with the same handful of vegetables you are comfortable with is sure to leave some holes in your nutrition. Second, we like to cook seasonally so having a menu that rotates every three months will keep the variety fresh.
Pete’s Paleo, now Pete’s Real Food, was founded in love. Seriously. 12 years ago I met Sarah. She blew me away and I was hooked on her from the first date. Within a week she asked me to join her CrossFit gym and a week after that she wanted us to do a paleo challenge together. If you’re not familiar with these challenges, it’s a strict version of paleo that you follow for a month to start resetting your gut and overall health. As a chef, restrictions can be pretty frustrating, but like I said I was in love already and would follow her to the end of the earth so cutting out processed food seemed doable.
You see, paleo and fine dining are damn near synonymous. You get the best ingredients, locally sourced and in season. What I learned in fine dining shaped who I am as a chef in good and bad ways. Sure I learned how to make everything from scratch and use the whole animal, but I also saw farmers drive two hours to sell us three cases of kale. There was no way the math worked out on that and no way it was really making a dent in the food system. So that’s where the idea came from. How can we make incredible quality food, but at a volume that will make a difference? When I met Sarah and we started the paleo challenge I saw my opportunity. Sarah and I are so proud of where we have taken our little operation that started for two customers with Tupperware containers in our Ocean Beach kitchen, to the operation we have today with commercial facilities and shipping nationwide.
With dozens of meal options and new menus each week, you’ll never be bored with the variety Pete’s Real Food offers.