Peter joins the Five Crowns & SideDoor team carrying an array of bartending experience including his most recent role as Bartender and Beer Manager at Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens where he designed the entire beer program. As a certified cicerone, beer lover and cocktail enthusiast, Thom is thrilled to have found the perfect blend of fine dining and craft gastropub at Five Crowns & Side Door.
As a young teen, Peter began working in the hospitality industry washing dishes at a local restaurant in his hometown of Snohomish, a small farming town in Washington. Though he became a licensed contractor in his home state, Thom’s admiration for the freedom that the hospitality and culinary industry presented eventually led him to his career path today.
When it comes to serving his guests, Peter truly enjoys the social aspect of bartending and the opportunity it provides to creatively satisfy each unique taste. While Peter’s beverage of choice is a bright and refreshing gin cocktail, his favorite drink to make is a creative spin on the classic Old Fashioned. When it comes to garnishes, Thom never misses an opportunity to utilize fresh herbs and fruits picked from the restaurants’ culinary garden, Hazel Street Farm.
Peter has already been hard at work behind the Five Crowns and SideDoor bar developing a new menu of seasonal sips including Smoke on the Horizon with Dulce Vida reposado, Siembra mezcal and fresh lemon, and will soon introduce a number of decadent barrel-aged cocktails.