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Brook Petrie

Celebrity Chef

Chef Brook Petrie brings a keen interest in paddock to plate cooking and a flair for quirky modern British cuisine to his role as head chef The Commoner restaurant.

Hailing from New Zealand, Brook started out his career as a chef at the Auckland Institute of Technology. True to New Zealand’s food philosophy, Brook was instilled with the importance of fresh, seasonal produce. Brook’s subsequent training as a chef included posts at famed Auckland seafood restaurant Hammerheads and Wellington’s acclaimed Icon restaurant at Te Papa Museum. After leaving New Zealand in 2002, Brook’s extensive travels saw him take up chef positions at a number of internationally acclaimed restaurants including clocking up over four years at Peter Gordon’s Providores in London. Time spent at Christine Manfield’s dynamic East West in London and Michelin-starred Public Restaurant in New York helped Brook hone his talents for producing eclectic, global cuisine.

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