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Executive Chef Frederic Pierrel

Chef Frederic Pierrel was born in the Alsace region of France and graduated with honors from Lycée Hôtelier et Culinairer in Gerardmer, France. He learned of the terroir philosophy from his father. They ventured to local markets to create menus for the day with food of the region and local vendors, using what was fresh and in the moment. From Dandelion foraging in spring to mushroom hunting in the summer and fall, Chef Frederic is focused on incorporating seasonal ingredients with unique flavors to create his dishes.

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A Blend of Style

While classically trained in French cuisine, Chef Frederic’s passion for all people and cultures has taken him worldwide to share and learn about varying styles and flavors. His cuisine often highlights traditional style with neo-classic trends and regional influences from his native Alsace, his home in California for 20+ years and around the globe.  His travels and international experiences of flavors and can be found throughout his menus.

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The Man

Frederic Pierrel

has a deep passion for celebrating life by sharing a meal with friends

The Vision

The New Foodie

I hope to inspire and nourish not just bodies, but hearts, minds, and souls with my food.

The Food

A blend of style

Mixing Heritage food with vibrant cultural flavors


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.

People, society and cultures are not static. They change and cuisine changes along with it.  I am delighted that science along with the bending of global and ethnic flavours have enhanced the industry touchstones and influenced techniques and products. It is so fun to morph a classic or ‘mother sauce’ like béchamel with a trending flavor and use it in a progressive dish.

I am excited to share experiences with you. Food, at the most basic level is about people. I find using simple flavors that our guests can relate to, delivered with consistency, is a winning combination.


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Chef Frederic Pierrel Mammoth California

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My boyfriend and I were staying at the Cole. We had our dinner here and guess what we will definitely come back AGAIN! The French onion soup was so good! Love the rigatoni bolognaise! Everything was made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Also really enjoyed talking to the chef. Love the food and the vibes!!

May Kuo

Great spot for locals, the tourists haven’t found it yet. Chef really knows how to cook French food. Friendly service. Absolutely delicious food. Good wines. Not overpriced. I guess after 3 meals there, I’m headed toward being a regular.

tim and steve

Excellent well prepared French cuisine in a cozy dining room with wood burning fireplace. A small but nice wine selection. Dinner menu includes delicious seasonal additions The service was impeccable with the chef (Frederic) coming around throughout the courses to ensure satisfaction. A local neighborhood find. I will return and recommend.


Fabulous meal tonight – best spot in all of Palm Springs! Mushroom strudel is spectacular as are the Elk medallions! Can’t wait to return soon!!

Brad Ashley

Freddie’s Kitchen is a must! The chef is very visible and interactive with guests. And the food! French all the way. Delicious! Step off the main tourist area and head up to The Cole hotel. You will find a welcoming crew at Freddie’s Kitchen waiting for you!

Dan Van Daalwyk

Local Chef owned restaurant. Chef owner is French offering an amazing diverse menu.. service is friendly and accommodating. Food is some of the best in the Valley. Happy to be a local able to often enjoy it.


Outstanding food and menu. Everything was high quality and perfect portion sizes. Highly recommend.


Chef Freddie is doing a great job here in Palm Springs. Followed him in Mammoth Lakes for years. The desert is a better place today with his cuisine. Escargot is always prepared in the classic style, and I was looking for some seared fish for dinner. Everything was great.

David Scheidt

Freddie’s Kitchen was a real treat. Truly strong, traditional French cooking with a few twists. Spot on fresh ingredients. Great cocktails and wine list as well.



What a great find. It’s a very cozy spot where the food and service were excellent. Everything was cooked to perfection. Best French food in Palm Springs. We will definitely be returning very soon.

Jeffrey Pulvirenti
Chef Frederic Pierrel