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Carl Messick Joins the New
Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
as Executive Chef

The Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant not only has new owners and a brand new look, it has also introduced a new executive chef. Carl Messick joined the team in February and is committed to delighting diners with quality cuisine that bursts with freshness and creativity. Growing up in Cape May County has enabled Carl to focus on seasonal offerings from our area as well as seeking out the best ingredients from around the world.

For a young man Carl has an impressive culinary background. He attended New England Culinary Institute in 2002 and first worked at the Backyard Restaurant in Stone Harbor. He came to Cape May and the Virginia Hotel as the sous chef in 2004 and quickly rose through the ranks to executive chef of the popular Ebbitt Room. His skills were well honed working in Stone Harbor for Chip Roman, proprietor and executive chef of the award winning Blackfish restaurant. Just prior to assuming his position at the Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant he served as executive chef of the White Heron in Stone Harbor.

Responsible for every aspect of the dining experience at the Peter Shields, Carl is committed to delivering exceptional service, and a menu that incorporates seasonality and is respectful of sustainability. As an avid fisherman, Carl is passionate about sustaining our resources and will never showcase any fish in danger of being overfished.

The Peter Shields offers a la carte dining along with a four course chef’s tasting menu. Also expect to find weekly menu additions that incorporate fresh and innovative ingredients. For the absolute finest local and seasonal fare, Carl’s inspired dishes are sure to be a favorite of residents as well as visitors to Cape May.

Carl Messick PSI Executive Chef