Meet the Chef
Meet the Chef
EXECUTIVE CHEF PETER COENEN
Inspired by global flavors and techniques, Executive Chef Peter Coenen redefines coastal cuisine with refined rusticity at SALT Restaurant and Bar. A master at his craft, this passionate Chef fuses his love for seafood with sumptuous modern flavors, establishing divine taste experiences through premium ingredients and minimalist plating while staying true to his contemporary influences.
Executive Chef Coenen spent the earlier years of his career honing his skills at luxury properties around the country, including The Ritz Carlton St. Thomas and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff. Soon after, Coenen moved to Chicago where he continued to enhance his culinary expertise starting at the one Michelin-starred restaurant, Boka. During his nine years in the Windy City, Coenen also served as Executive Chef at The Gage Restaurant and later the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, where he oversaw all operations of the hotel’s four food and beverage offerings. Coenen’s renowned flavors and success earned him recognition in 2018, earning a StarChefs “Rising Star Chef” award. Under the oversight of Coenen, Michelin recognized his work at Lonesome Rose with a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2018 within one year of its opening.
Chef Coenen’s exceptional talent and desire to break into the Los Angeles food scene has brought him to SALT, where he aims to tempt guests' taste buds at every visit and enhance the restaurant’s reputation for delivering seasonally-inspired and locally-sourced Californian cuisine.
Meet Marina del Rey Hotel's Executive Chef, Peter Cenen.