Peeter Pihel has been shaped by his childhood on Saaremaa, an island of 30,000 people in Estonia. He considers it a privilege having been born and raised on an island, where the scarcity of resources and produce pushes you to be creative — an attitude that he brings into his work.
For a large part of his career, he led the kitchen of Pädaste Manor, which was named the best restaurant in Estonia for four consecutive years. After getting off to a good start at home, his road led him to Sweden, where he spent four years at Fäviken Magasinet — widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Sweden. After years of working in different kitchens with different teams, he still finds great pleasure in it — it is a magical world, where surprises and discoveries never end.
He has now returned to Estonia where he has founded Fotografiska Tallinn, a restaurant with a sustainable philosophy.