British born and bred he began his career in 1994 working at Paul Heathcote’s 2 Michelin star restaurant Longridge.
His culinary skills have gone from strength to strength as he has taken on significant roles in the kitchen, including working for The Dorchester Collection where he was at the helm of the kitchen at Coworth Park for several years. It is there that he had the honour of cooking for Queen Elizabeth II. Over the years Meredith has honed his cooking style to produce classical, elegant, and innovative dishes with a focus on fresh clean flavours which he will bring to the menu at Raffles Praslin.
Commenting on the appointment, Christoph G. Ganster, General Manager of Raffles Praslin, Seychelles states, “The entire team and myself here at Raffles Praslin, Seychelles are thrilled at the Chef Meredith’s appointment, and given his proven track record and experience at Michelin starred restaurants, he is the perfect match to head up our restaurants. It is clear that he is very passionate about his work in the Kitchen and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the magical island of Praslin. Our guests will have the chance to experience the best local products and exquisite recipes created by a Michelin starred Chef, in such a far flung destination in the Indian Ocean.”
Meredith is the perfect candidate to take over the culinary reins at the beautiful all-villa resort of Raffles Praslin, Seychelles which boasts six bars and restaurants. These include Losean restaurant which showcases contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, Curieuse restaurant with specialties from South-East Asia and India and The Pool Restaurant & Bar where authentic Creole food and fresh seafood can be found.
The resort is spread over 30 acres of land on the spectacular island of Praslin and is home to the first award winning Raffles Spa. It is also situated close to natural wonders such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai, where the interestingly-shaped endemic Coco de Mer palms grow, and Anse Lazio, one of the most beautiful beaches around the world.