Nestled in the Soma neighborhood of San Francisco, Chef Pete Hemsley’s Palette feeds the innate desire of creative fine dining. Palette’s dishes are centered upon the dynamic relationship between food and art. 

Hemsley created Palette to showcase his lifelong interest in art through a dining experience. Palette's creative cuisine centers Hemsley's "Cal Coastal" cooking style rooted in fresh, seasonal produce driven by talented and diverse seafood purveyors along the California Coast.

Pete Hemsley
Pete Hemsley

Chef and Proprietor

Palette’s experiential concept is constructed through Hemsley’s background as a chef by trade and artist by passion. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Peter practiced his culinary craft in the esteemed kitchens of Daniel Boulud in New York, Michael Tusk of Quince in San Francisco, and the mythic L’Arpege with chef-proprietor Alain Passard in Paris.

Peter’s return to France in 2011 and time working with Passard confirmed the pairing of food and art was his future.