St. Augustine, Florida
May 7-11, 2025

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Peter Smith

Executive Chef,

Casa Monica Resort & Spa / Cordova Coastal Chophouse

With over two decades of culinary expertise under his belt, Chef Peter Smith’s journey began in the rugged terrain of Montana, where he honed his skills at a wild game steakhouse. It was here that he discovered his profound passion for the artistry of cuisine.

Transitioning to the realm of Italian cuisine, Chef Peter embraced the philosophy of simplicity, allowing the purity of ingredients to shine. His culinary journey took him from the heartland of Minnesota to the sun-kissed shores of Florida, where he eagerly embraced the opportunity to work with the state’s abundant fresh produce and unparalleled seafood.

For Chef Peter, food is more than just sustenance; it’s a conduit for connection and inspiration. His belief in the transformative power of a well-prepared meal is evident in every dish he creates. As he joins the team at Cordova Coastal Chophouse & Bar with a tantalizing Moroccan twist, Chef Peter sees it as a natural progression in his culinary odyssey.

Driven by a fervent desire to contribute to the elevation of St. Augustine’s dining scene, Chef Peter brings his wealth of experience and unwavering passion to Cordova. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey like no other, where every bite tells a story of skill, dedication, and the vibrant flavors of Florida’s coastal bounty.