About Chef Frederic
Fred was born in the Alsace region of France, known for Munster cheese, quiche and pate’ Lorraine, and hearty Rieslings. Classically trained in Gerardmer, France, Chef Frederic Pierrel graduated with honors from Lycée Hôtelier et Culinairer. He returns on occasion to speak to the new classes and share an aperitif with the general manager and team.
He has worked in 3 countries around the globe, gathering local tastes and learning traditions along the way. He is practiced in all things culinary and strives to stay creative and relevant. Often, if he is dining out, you will find him in the kitchen, making friends with the chef and staff, and sharing information – whether it is a traditional Chinese restaurant in Beijing, a small take-out place in the desert, a home-style patio in Mexico, or a Tahitian bistro, he is truly passionate about his profession and lifestyle.
Fred is a self taught expert of mushrooms and hunts for them seasonally at every chance. He engages with professionals and the culinary curious alike to share information and creative evenings at home just playing in the kitchen with other chefs of all backgrounds and experience. His enjoyment of friends and food shared at a table are apparent.
The James Beard Foundation; Professional Member
Diners rave about their dining experiences:
Lakefront at Tamarack Lodge is the first place we take our discerning clientele. It exudes ambience, charm and amazing cuisine set in a forested view of twin lake waterfall and lakes. For years and years we have had the utmost in confidence that Frederic and his staff will deliver amazing meals for all occasions. He has never once failed us. Each and every visit brings another special memory. Our company brings visitors from all walks of life in the greater Los Angeles/San Diego/Orange County areas where nice restaurants abound. We have yet to find anyone who doesn’t think Lakefront rivals the best of the breed.
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