Nov. 9, 2021

Leaning Into Your Passion with Plant-Based Pop-Up Chef Pete Carvelli

Leaning Into Your Passion with Plant-Based Pop-Up Chef Pete Carvelli

On this episode, we're joined by chef Pete Carvelli. Pete’s the founder of Twelve (Plants), a plant-based pop-up and personal chef business in Rhode Island. Formerly, both a photojournalist and reporter, Pete currently works as an attorney. But a desire to be a better cook led him to get his Professional Plant-Based chef certification in 2019.

From there he did two successful chef collaboration dinners, and Twelve (Plants) has evolved to offering multi-course plant-based pop-ups, as well as private, in-home dinners and micro-catering.

On the show, we discuss leaning into your passion, even if it’s a huge pivot later in life. We talk about collaborative chef events, starting a pop-up business, and the pros and cons of a very niche business. Will Pete completely give up his law career, and go all-in on his plant-based restaurant dream? Join us as we get into that. 

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