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Duncan Smith Private chef in Meribel having fun in the powder


Duncan Smith in a chalet kitchen

From Birmingham in the UK originally, Duncan has been working as a freelance private chef in Meribel and the 3 valleys for the last 8 winters. He has a wide range of experience, and has found his clients vary from low key, family groups in chalets to tasting menus for billionaires arriving in helicopters. His summer work has included several summers at the five star Rosewood Tuckers Point in Bermuda and a number of Michelin guide and AA rosette restaurants around the UK. More recently he has been closely involved with the 'farm to table' movement espoused by the Wildland group. This summer he has been working on a large private estate in northern Scotland.  


Duncan is a keen snowboarder who is always happy to swap stories from a day on the hill. Food wise he loves south east Asian dishes, Japanese food and French provincial cuisine.

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Loves to Cook

SE Asian - Massomans, Rendangs, awesome desserts, exciting salads, lots of vegetables

Signature Dish

Beef Tataki

Services Offered

Dinner Parties, catered holiday packages, bespoke event and vacation catering

Sample menus

Catered Chalet Package Menus

Twice baked Beaufort souffle with caramelised onions and grain mustard vinaigrette


Confit duck with a caper and basil ratatouille, potato and parmesan gratin and red wine sauce


Mango cheesecake, white chocolate and poached raspberries


Prawn and vegetable tempura with Japanese dipping sauce


Chicken Lahksa, aromatic jasmine rice, chilli and garlic tenderstem brocoli


Cardamom creme brulee

Dinner Party Menus

Honey roast ham hocks, pickled fennel, truffle mayo, rosemary sourdough


Pan seared Salmon, saffron and lemon risotto, heritage tomato salsa, rocket-tarragon pesto


Salt caramel custard tart, vanilla cheesecake ice cream


Beef tataki, lime chilli soy dressing, matchstick salad


Pork fillet, toasted sesame, ginger veloute, sweet and sour red cabbage, jacket potato puree


Frozen milk chocolate mousse, hot chocolate, caramelised white chocolate

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