Chef Kurt Peter was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and still can’t escape the adventure of his youth. His culinary education began by hunting and fishing in his own backyard and working at various private clubs and restaurants on the Eastern Shore. Chef Kurt a private chef for the yachting world. After earning degrees in Sports Management and Business at Lynchburg College,he decided to go to culinary school at the Hotel Culinary Arts and Tourism program at Anne Arundel Community College. He wanted to continue his education in the culinary field because he realized how much he loved applying his business degree in a more creative setting where he can serve people delicious creations. It’s during this time in college where he met Chef Shawn Harlan, and unknowingly to both, the partnership begun. Most recently prior to starting his own business, Chef Peter was the Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director at the Westin Hotel and Azure Restaurant in Annapolis.
Now he is the executive chef and owner of Chesapeake Chef Service, a company dedicated to providing professional, yet personal and detail-oriented dining experiences for large parties to more intimate gatherings as well as educational programs and consulting with clients.
Chef Peter’s cooking style mirrors his passion for the outdoors, and he enjoys creating contemporary, yet rustic menus with the ingredients drawn fresh from the rivers and fields of Maryland. Unique and elegant presentations set Chef Peter’s dishes apart and elevate the farm-to-table experience for his guests. Ultimately, Chef Peter enjoys serving clients on a personal level and surprising them with creative masterpieces that stay true to the essence of Chesapeake Bay cuisine and the seasons.
Kurt was the first to step up