Salt of the Earth Not Enough

Salt of the Earth Not Enough
Clarence Peterson ’77 encourages people to experiment with all seasonings, not just salt.

“Seasoning is a food dish’s least expensive ingredient, but it makes the biggest difference,” he says.

“Chef Peterson,” as he is often called, blends and packages his own food seasonings by hand. He launched Chef Peterson Spices with business partner Phil Trylick three years ago and specializes in seasonings for wild game.

From his earliest years hunting and fishing along the Flambeau River north of Ladysmith, Peterson developed a love of providing and preparing meat for the table. He also spent time in the kitchen alongside his mother and grandmother learning to cook.

His interests led him to a career in food management, first with restaurants and now as director of food services for Shepherds Ministries, a home for adults with developmental disabilities, in Silver Lake. In his spare time, he creates and sells his special spice blends. 

BELOW: Chef Peterson presents a workshop on wild game preparation at the 2007 Sportsmen’s Expo in Menomonie..

Summer Outlook 2012