A Day in the Life of Chef Peter J Hemsley

A recent and fun assignment: a day in the life of Chef Peter J Hemsley. I followed him during the entire day in San Francisco to document how he started his day with a coffee, shopped for art supplies, purchased food and wine, prepared, cooked and presented the food. I was lucky to taste it all at the end and it was fantastic!

Chef Hemsley is a very talented American culinary artist who is dedicated to revisiting and perfecting traditional dishes. His food and cooking are deeply related to culture, history and art.

Hemsley studied history and political science at Georgetown University, before graduating top of his class at the famous “Academie Le Cordon Bleu” in Paris, France. He worked for some of the world’s most famous chefs such as Daniel Boulud in New York,  Alain Passard in Paris and Michael Mina in San Francisco. His last position was as a Sous Chef at the two Michelin star in San Francisco, Quince restaurant.

He is now on the path to open his own hospitality company, Open Palette,  with his French wife, Marie. 

Chef Hemsley is an accomplished artist who paints and draws during his spare time.

You can learn more about Chef Peter J. Hemsley's and his art at http://palette-sf.com.