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Chef Peter J. Hemsley

A chef by trade and artist by passion, Peter J. Hemsley is the chef-proprietor of Palette. Food is a multifaceted creative medium for Peter—from penning his creations in illustration, watercolor or ink on paper, to his modern interpretation of traditional fare and unique approach to plating—the entire process is a vibrant and evolving exploration.

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PETER J. HEMSLEY

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A chef by trade and artist by passion, Peter J. Hemsley is the chef-proprietor of Palette. Food is a multifaceted creative medium for Peter—from penning his creations in illustration, watercolor or ink on paper, to his modern interpretation of traditional fare and unique approach to plating—the entire process is a vibrant and evolving exploration.

After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Academy in Paris, Peter practiced his craft in the esteemed kitchens of Daniel Boulud, Mike Tusk of Quince and the mythic L’Arpege with chef-proprietor Alain Passard. Peter’s return to France in 2011 and time spent working with Passard confirmed the pairing of food and art was his future.

-painting by oakland based artist Jane Fisher