Peter Prime

Peter Prime is an acclaimed Trinidadian chef based in Washington, D.C. He was named Eater D.C.’s 2019 Chef of the Year for his cooking at Cane, an eatery lauded for its Trinidadian street food-inspired menu. Prime left Cane, which he co-owned with his sister, after a successful four-year tenure in early 2022. He is now the chef/partner of the Caribbean restaurant Bammy.

Experience

Before opening Cane with his sister Jeanine in late 2018, Peter Prime worked with renowned chefs like Michel Richard at several critically acclaimed D.C. restaurants, including Poste Modern, Citronelle, and Equinox. He took on the role of executive chef at Spark at Engine Company 12 where he used his classic training to showcase Caribbean and Trinidadian flavors, as well as his own way of barbecuing. His desire to celebrate the Trinidadian street food and culture of his homeland in an intimate, communal setting inspired Cane. Prime’s hot jerk chicken wings smoked with pimento wood, Tiffin boxes of meat and vegetable curries, fried snapper with pickled peppers, and grilled oxtails became an instant hit with patrons and critics alike, nabbing Cane the RAMMY Best New Restaurant of the Year Award. After surviving the trials and tribulations of the pandemic, Prime departed from Cane to work on a cookbook and pursue other ventures, eventually signing on as chef and partner of Bammy.

Education

Peter Prime graduated from Morgan State University with a bachelor of science in hospitality management. He received his formal training at the French Culinary Institute.

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