Getting his start filling a bake case in Bloomington, Indiana, Peter Schmutte soon realized that his path lay in the kitchen. After several years cutting his pastry teeth in some well regarded private club bake shops, Schmutte headed to Chicago’s French Pastry School, graduating in 2005. His next steps took him to the height of contemporary cuisine with pastry cook positions at Tru and NoMI. He then undertook a position with The Wolfgang Puck company, executing parties and helping train staff across the Midwest. After getting his fill of life on the road, Schmutte returned to his roots in time to head up the newly opened Cerulean in Indianapolis, where he’s looking to up the Midwest’s pastry game.