Nestled in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, Chef Peter Hemsley’s Palette feeds the innate desire for creative fine dining. Our offerings are centered upon the dynamic relationship between sea and city.

Hemsley created Palette in 2019 to share his lifelong devotion to his craft. This "Cal Coastal" cooking ethos is rooted in a deep respect for the ocean and articulated through fresh, seasonal produce and seafood. By fostering meaningful relationships with dedicated regional purveyors, guests can experience this passion on the plate.

Palette on 816 Folsom St
Pete Hemsley
Peter Hemsley

Chef and Proprietor

After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Peter honed his culinary skill in the esteemed kitchens of Daniel Boulud in New York, Michael Tusk in San Francisco, and Alain Passard’s L’Arpege in Paris. With this first solo venture, Hemsley presents a culinary world that is all his own.