Greg Piner
Greg Piner
Head Chef
No. 7 Balmac

Greg Piner has an impressive career history as a chef and has worked for many leading restaurants around New Zealand including Blanket Bay, Hotel Saint Moritz, Millbrook, Mikano, and Millennium Hotel. He trained in Greymouth and over the years has steadily worked his way up the ladder. He has worked at many leading restaurants and luxury lodges alongside some of New Zealand’s best-known chefs including Warwick Brown, Richard Cross, and Michael Coughlin. He has also competed at an international level and won several awards.

He also trained Cole McDonald commis chef of the year leading to Cole winning the Junior Global Chef of the Year competition in Melbourne and being selected to represent the Pacific region at the 2020 World Association of Chefs Global Young Chefs Challenge in Russia (which was unfortunately canceled due to COVID). Greg is currently a friend of the Brand for Land Rover New Zealand and an Advisor for Silver Fern Farms.

  • Head Chef No7 BALMAC
  • Vice President New Zealand Chefs association
  • Ōra King New Zealand Ambassador
  • Land Rover New Zealand “Friend of the Brand”
  • Havoc Pork “Friend of the Brand”
  • Silver Fern Farms Selected Partner