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PETER BURT

NEWFOUNDLAND SALT COMPANY

@NEWFOUNDLANDSALTCOMPANY

After nearly 20 years of working at fine dining restaurants around the globe and learning from some of Canada’s best known chefs, Peter heard the call and returned to his Newfoundland roots in 2011. While working as Chef de Cuisine at Raymonds, Peter helped establish relationships with local producers while diners enjoyed the quality local ingredients from land and sea. But something was missing from his list of purveyors. They were still importing the finest sea salt from across the ocean.

“Here in Newfoundland everything is from the ocean, the reason we are here is the ocean.” 

Starting with some plastic buckets, Peter began hauling ocean water up the rocky Newfoundland shoreline and back to Raymonds on his days off. A perfectionist, Peter wanted
not only the slightly sweet flavor that the world’s best sea salts exhibit, but the wonderful crunchy texture that the flakey salts supply. Through extensive research, and a lot of Sunday afternoons alone in Raymonds kitchen, Peter perfected what chefs across the country have proclaimed to be one of the finest salts available.

Peter officially formed the Newfoundland Salt Company in 2012 selling salt locally to food aficionados and to chefs he had worked with across the country.

A new chapter is being written in the history of the Newfoundland Salt Company as Peter and his partner Robin Crane have relocated to Bonavista. The new home of the Newfoundland Salt Company is a return to the outport where the history of Newfoundland began.