Soerke Peters, Chef/Owner of Basil Restaurant
President, ACf Monterey Bay
Soerke Peters is an award-winning international Chef whose far-reaching experience includes everything from a mastery of cuisine to corporate managerial experience.
Chef Soerke Peters was born and raised in Germany. He always had an interest in cooking. He decided to become a chef at the age of five. He remembers cooking with his grandmother as a young boy, and followed this path his entire life to become a chef.
After his three year apprentice ship in Wilhelmshaven/ Germany he moved to Munich and worked at world class hotels and restaurant including a one and three Michelin Star rated restaurant.
In 1991 Chef Peters moved to New York City and immediately started working for Mr. Pino Loungo’s Toscorp, Inc., , an emerging company that, which included Coco Pazzo and Le Madre just to name a few.
Chef Peters’ timing could not have been better, and he fell in love with Italian cuisine. He learned the simplicity of Italian food and worked his way up from Line-Cook to Corporate Chef overseeing 16 restaurants nationwide.
In October of 2001 Chef Peters decided to move to Los Angeles, the new “Hot Spot” for great and creative restaurant concepts. While mastering Northern-Italian cuisine at Ca’del Sole in Los Angeles Chef Peters opened Froma on Melrose in West Hollywood. He was also the Executive Chef at the Sunset Restaurant in Malibu before taking the opportunity to move to Carmel by the Sea and taking over Basil Seasonal Dining.
Chef Peters’ passion for Farm to Table food and being sustainably responsible made Basil the first Certified Green Restaurant in the Monterey County.