Wilson Farm Welcomes New Executive Chef
Jeff Peters comes to Wilson Farm with more than 30 years experience.
The entrance isn’t all that’s new at Wilson Farm. The 128-year-old farm is also welcoming its new executive chef, Jeff Peters.
According to a company press release, Peters is a classically trained chef who comes to Wilson Farm with more than 30 years of experience at some renowned local eateries, such as Davio's, the Charles Hotel and Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Peters describes his culinary approach as “American cuisine with European techniques” and is familiar with Wilson Farm produce from his time working at Belmont Country Club.
“I love working with fresh food, in fact that was one of the things that attracted me to Wilson Farm,” Peters said in the press release. “When I worked at Belmont Country Club, I would make a weekly trip to Wilson Farm to pick up cases of locally grown produce. Fresh produce enhances the flavor of any dish.”
A Michigan native, Peters grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, the son of a Ford enginee. He studied civil engineering at Michigan Tech while working weekends and summers as a short order cook, an extension of the passion for food developed as a boy.
“Both of my grandmothers were excellent cooks, and I used to help them in the kitchen,” said Peters, who spent 10 years as an engineer before finding his way to culinary school in 1980.
According to Wilson Farm, Peters will be on hand to some meet and greet this weekend at the grand opening of the farm’s new entrance.