Make Money Mondays

Master Chef SA judge Pete Goffe-Wood comes clean about money

I remember as a kid getting pocket money… I used to get R2 per week… 50 cents was enough to go to the movies and buy a toasted sandwich…

Pete Goffe-Wood, MasterChef SA

My parents worked very hard… I learned my work ethic from my father…

Pete Goffe-Wood, MasterChef SA

I’ve been known to spend ridiculous amounts on eating when overseas.

Pete Goffe-Wood, MasterChef SA

Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week he spoke to MasterChef SA judge and renowned chef Pete Goffe-Wood.

Goffe-Wood was born in London but has been living in South Africa since he was five years old.

He studied “Food Services Management” but never quite managed to get out of the kitchen.

Goffe-Wood returned to London for nine years where he worked under some of the world’s best chefs in some of the UK’s most prestigious restaurants.

Upon his return to South African he cofounded the La Couronne Hotel & Winery (now Month Rochelle) in Franschoek, which was named one of the 50 most exciting restaurants in the world in 2000 (Conde Nast Traveller).

Earlier this year (2017), Goffe-Wood opened a striking restaurant, Bosjes Kombuis, in Ceres in the Western Cape.

What does he believe about money?

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

MasterChef changed my life.

Pete Goffe-Wood, MasterChef SA

If you swear all the time it’s not so effective.

Pete Goffe-Wood, MasterChef SA

It [peeling potatoes] was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Pete Goffe-Wood, MasterChef SA

One of the beauties of being a chef is you can always find work.

Pete Goffe-Wood, MasterChef SA

I’m not yet wealthy.

Pete Goffe-Wood, MasterChef SA

I don’t want to have to cook when I’m 70!

Pete Goffe-Wood, MasterChef SA

My best money decision was to not open any more restaurants.

Pete Goffe-Wood, MasterChef SA

I encourage people to complain…

Pete Goffe-Wood, MasterChef SA

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