Chef de Cuisine Peter Barlow comes to Flora Street Café from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he was most recently Chef de Cuisine at Easy Bistro and Bar for Erik Niel, who was a semifinalist for a James Beard award this year. In the midst of his five years with Easy Bistro, Peter took a year off to stage across the country with top chefs and restaurants including Douglas Keene (2 Michelin Star Chef) at Cyrus Restaurant; Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal; Chef Ludo Lefebvre at Trois Mec; and then as a line cook for 9 months for Curtis Duffy (3 Michelin Star Chef) at Grace in Chicago. Shortly thereafter he spent time with Chef John Shields (Charlie Trotter’s/Alinea) at Riverstead Inn in Virginia.
Barlow is a native of Sewanee, Tennessee, where he was raised and worked on his parents’ farm. His appreciation for the simplicity of growing food in your own backyard still influences him today.