PETER J. HEMSLEY
Peter J Hemsley was born in Philadelphia, PA. In 2008 he graduated top of his class from the world famous Le Cordon Bleu Academy in Paris. Back to the United States to practice his craft in America’s great food cities. In 2011 he relocated to France to enhance his technique and learn from the industry’s most coveted chefs. While abroad Hemsley took to drawing and paintings to further develop his recipes. Under the instruction of Alain Passard, Hemsley was reinvigorated to the fact that food and art are forever intertwined. Upon his return to the United States Hemsley began to develop the business plan of Palette, a space where diners and art officianattos find a commonality.
On the exploration of food and art:
San Francisco…Palette opened its doors with the first public showing of the work of Peter J Hemsley earlier this spring with great review. A Chef by trade and overall artist by passion. Hemsley works from sketches, historical record, memories, taste, smell and curiosity to render his creations in the art studio and in the kitchen. His work, ever grounded in the culinary world, displays the connection between food art. The pieces on view, show the steps of Hemsley’s creative process. From his personal recipe sketches, to sculpture, to tongue in cheek photographic interpretation, Hemsley draws the audience deep into the world of food and art.