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Chef Smitty

Chef Smitty
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Smitty is a personal chef specializing in dinner parties, cooking classes and special events. Trained under Master Chef Anton Flory at Top Notch Resort in Stowe, Vt., Smitty is known for his creative use of fresh ingredients. Smitty has been teaching skiing at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for more than 26 years each winter, and spends his summers working for High Sierra Waterski School since 2000. Smitty has been writing his chef column for Tahoe Weekly since 2005.

Lobster dinner

Because I’m a Boston boy, I believe there is nothing like a good lobster feed. It truly wouldn’t be a complete summer if it...

Beef Wellington

I just picked up a filet pretty cheap. Usually, I will sear a serving of the filet off on the stove top and finish...

Crab Cakes

We all know that summer is the season for cookouts and that you can cook almost anything on a grill. Another thing we know...

Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Usually, when people start talking about food, I kind of sit back and...

Vinaigrette

I’m not sure how many of you noticed the list of popular ingredients in the Aug. 2...

Cucumber Dill Soup

In August, we start switching over to lighter meals. Driving around in a golf cart for four hours on a hot afternoon isn’t quite...

Zucchini and Roasted Red Pepper Puree

There is an old saying in the mountains, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute.” It is hot and muggy and...

Marinades infuse flavor into meats

I thought it might be a good idea to talk about marinades this week. Sauces and glazes are easy to use as all you...

Stuffed Burgers

Nothing really happens until the Fourth of July and then it is two months of cookout madness. Liven up your next cookout by turning...

Berry Crisp

Ribs, hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, salmon, cole slaw, potato salad and corn on the cob are all prime ingredients for a great cookout. It seems...