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Shula HS 253x253 - Farrand, Peter

Peter Farrand

Shula's Restaurants

At a young age, Chef Peter Farrand realized that his true passion and joy in life came from cooking and decided to further his education at the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York where he graduated with honors in 1991. Farrand completed his externship as a Roundsman at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, Florida where he continued to hone his craft and build on a solid classical foundation. Farrand later returned to upstate New York where he gained experience in volume as the Sous Chef in a country club setting, but longed to return to fine dining, which he did. After receiving two favorable reviews in two years at Il Compare, he decided to go back to South Florida for exposure to many different cuisines in the multicultural area of Miami.

While working long hours and serving the most demanding of clientele, Farrand found time to attend Florida International University and graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Most recently Farrand has earned an MBA, MPM (Master of Project Management) and a Graduate Certificate in Finance from Keller’s Graduate School of Management.

Before joining the team at Shula’s Steak Houses LLLP, Farrand held Executive Chef positions with Harrah’s Entertainment, Club Corp’s flagship business club, La Cima Club in Las Colinas, Texas and Don Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club in Miami. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, Mexico, and Central America. Farrand currently resides in Parkland, FL with his wife Ana and daughter Lauren.

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What is your ultimate comfort food?: Roast Chicken If you weren't a chef, what would you be?: Fish and Wildlife Officer What three things are always in your pantry?: Kosher Salt, Olive Oil, and Garlic If you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?: Jacques Pepin