I am lucky to spend my days creating in the kitchen and then sharing my fascinating food-filled life with you! I truly believe that every meal is a celebration and hope the delight of creating spectacular offerings for family and friends is contagious. I love all things food and wine and am excited to share experiences with you. I hope this site offers information and a venue so we might learn together: from classic style to fun trends. I invite you to visit me, book a special event, or look to this site as a place to see some of my favorite products and recipes which you might like.



Frederic Pierrel

In the News

Following the tweets about the Napa Valley Champagne event featuring Chef Frederic from Napa Life Magazine and Colleen at Napa Valley Bean.

Chef Frederic was featured in a Chicago Tribune article by travel writer Bob Ecker. The article, a kind of "Western Ski Roundup", covered the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort and Chef Frederic's contribution to the culinary scene in Mammoth.

Click here to read the full article. (NOTE: You must first register with the Chicago Tribune to read the article.)
Dining in the Great Outdoors
Wall Street Journal
Can the element of surprise make a great meal taste even better? Find out by reading David Netto of the Wall Street Journal's account of his discovery of the Lakefront Restaurant and Chef Frederic's cuisine.
Cookbook read in Shanghai
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Chef Frederic cooks for Gov Schwarzenegger

Chef Frederic Cooks for CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Rachel Ray dines with Chef Frederic

Rachel Ray highlights Lakefront Restaurant in her Vacation Series. Rachel Ray dines with Chef Frederic and they discuss the world of food


Inside Mammoth (December 2008) Mammoth founders and icons; Dave and Roma McCoy, share their favorite flavors...

Mammoth Sierra (October 2008) A regional favorite celebrates fall and Chef Frederic’s favorite apple recipe...

World Travel Guide (2008) This travelers guide highlights the best dining experiences in Mammoth:  The Lakefront Restaurant...

Gourmet Voyageurs Chef Frederic Pierrel ArticleGourmet Voyageurs (November 2007) Food and wine in the mountains – A gourmet travelers guide ... celebrates Chef Frederic Pierrel and his Lakefront Restaurant at Tamarack Lodge...

SF Gate (August 2007) ... "The undisputed culinary highlight of the trip was dinner at Tamarack's Lakefront Restaurant, with a French-inspired menu created by Chef Frederic Pierrel of Lycée Hôtelier et Culinairer in Gerardmer"...

Delta Sky (May 2006) Brings to light the faire of Chef Frederic Pierrel...

Mammoth Times (October 2002; December 2008) Mammoth celebrates 10 years of THE MURDER MYSTERY at Lakefront Restaurant – Tamarack Lodge...

Bon Appetit Chef FredericBon Appetit (March 2000) A secret revealed… Chef Frederic’s Frozen Grand Marnier Soufflé recipe is included with this rave review...

Los Angeles Times - Travel (January 2000) Going Top Cabin ... enjoy a visit at Tamarack Lodge...

San Diego Tribune (February 1999) Quaint, Romantic – and simply put… GREAT FOOD...

Los Angeles Times - Travel (December 1998) LA TIMES Best of; Travel writer rates Lakefront’s 3 mushroom pastry “The Best Appetizer"...

Los Angeles Times The Lakefront RestaurantLos Angeles Times (Mammoth Lakes - Summer) “The undisputed culinary highlight of the trip…”

Sunset Magazine – Travel (5 great snacks on the slopes) A trusted California source says…

Giving Back

Rotary Club of Mammoth Lakes (September 2008) Chef Frederic often donates his time and talent for a good cause…

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This quietly superlative contribution to the legacy of French cuisine in the American West is chef Frederic Pierrel’s mountain redoubt—and unless you are skiing or fishing in the eastern Sierras, you might never find out that some of the best cooking in the country is happening here.

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