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Peter Seay

By Carol Smaglinski September 21st, 2012

Peter Seay recently joined the Deep Fork Group as executive chef of Deep Fork at 5418 N. Western. He has had his own catering company, Ultimate Catering, since 1995 and sold his most popular Gabriella’s years ago.

“I decided to step away,” he said. But ... he is back!

What else did you do, since Gabriella’s: “I did some teaching at Platt College, Edmond Public Schools and was a consultant.”

What brought you back onto the restaurant scene: “I got the fire re-lit underneath me again. But, I really never stopped cooking.”

Any changes on the Deep Fork menu: “Just to streamline the menu and add new specials and features. I hope to offer something you can’t get anywhere else in the city.”

How many seats at Deep Fork: “More than 200.”

Your hometown: “Del City.”

Culinary studies include: “My apprenticeship with Chef Giovanni Scorco, where I trained in Santa Fe.”

What makes you a good friend: “I am honest and loyal.”

Marital state: “I am a single father with three daughters: Lillian, Ella and Ava.”

Best feature as a chef: “I am different; I think outside of the box.”

Famous person you might look like: “Bruce Willis.”

Favorite cuisine: “Latin American food.”

But you would never touch: “Liver.”

At what age did you decide to become a chef: “When I was 18.”

The reason was: “I love to eat.”

Great happening in college: “I was on the 1989 National Wresting championship team at the University of Central Oklahoma and we won nationals. I weighed about 177 pounds, now about 200.”

Play sports now: “Golf at Lincoln.”

Culinary luminary you would like to meet: “Escoffier.”

Quick tip for a beginner cook: “Check your measurements and read the directions twice before you start.”

Talent: “I play drums.”

Favorite restaurants: “I like to eat at little hole-in-the wall places.”

Handyman style: “I’m pretty handy.”

Ideal vacation: “The mountains, both summer and winter.”

Well liked movie: The Big Lebowski and the movie No Country for Old Men was filmed just five miles from where I once lived in New Mexico.”

Something funny: “I was on the line at the Pepperoni Grill and we wore paper chef hats. A friend working with me bent over to pick up something on the floor and his hat caught on fire!”

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