October 12, 2019
Pleasant Hills Farm
304 Swedesford Road
Frazer, Pa 19355
Chef Peter Gilmore
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1976, Gilmore worked at several notable restaurants, including the Coventry Forge Inn and the Kimberton Country House. In 1977, he served as a Sous-Chef in Poitiers, France, where he also spearheaded a program to place Culinary Institute of America graduate students in overseas internship programs.
Soon afterward, Gilmore began a 22-year career with Philadelphia’s award-winning French restaurant Le Bec-Fin. Working under the guidance of renowned chef Georges Perrier, Gilmore quickly advanced through the ranks and was promoted to Chef de Cuisine. In this role, he maintained professional work standards for a five-star Mobil Travel Guide restaurant and executed numerous catering events for high-profile and celebrity customers. He also wrote recipes and completed food styling for Perrier’s cookbook Le Bec-Fin Recipes.
From 2001 to 2012, Gilmore operated his own restaurant in downtown West Chester. Gilmore’s French Cuisine received many accolades, including being named by Zagat Guide as one of the World’s Top Restaurants, one of America’s Top Restaurants and one of Philadelphia’s top ten best restaurants.
Today, Chef Peter Gilmore is the Program Manager of Culinary Arts for Delaware County Community College’s Culinary Arts Program. He joined the College in August 2012 and brings more than 35 years of experience to his students.
He is also a partner with Cindy McClure in "Gilmore & McClure Fine Dining" a catering company based in Malvern, PA.