Joining us in 2017, Peter Harrison brings a lifetime of experience in professional kitchens across the world. In the 90s Peter worked for Alastair Little at his eponymous restaurant in Soho before becoming head chef at Sonny’s in Barnes. In 1998 Peter was lured away from the capital to a special and unique restaurant in the Suffolk countryside, The Leaping Hare near Bury St Edmunds. The wealth of local produce available opened up a whole new experience for him and he drew loyal customers to the restaurant from miles around.
Two years later, Peter took the plunge and opened his own restaurant in Kelsale, Suffolk and straight away Harrison’s was an award-winning hit. The thatched, beamed building was crammed with diners for five years, before Peter decided to take a break and have family sabbatical in Australia.
Today Peter is back in Suffolk – he knows the area well and revels in the abundance of good local produce at his disposal. Nowadays he says that his inspiration comes more and more from the countryside around him and he regularly harvests wild vegetation to enhance deliciously new and exciting dishes. We look forward to having him back for more courses in Suffolk.