Our Team

We always pride ourselves on putting together a fantastic and happy team year on year.  It is this team that make your holiday and that bring guests back to F&P time and time again.

Philippa Hartley

Philippa Hartley

Director, Surrey
After 7 years in the Alps Philippa (the 'Pips') is now based full time in the UK. When not being run ragged by her two small children Ned and Clemmie she can be found at her desk in Surrey, holding the purse strings! Having stepped back from the day to day running of the business in the Alps, Philippa now governs all things financial and leads on the business planning. This winter she hopes to spend more time in the Alps both for work and pleasure – including the annual F&P family holiday – what better way to check the standards of our holidays than have a Director and all her extended family descend on a resort!
Holly Fisher

Holly Fisher

Director, Les Allues & Alderney
Holly - the 'Fish' spends the winter in Meribel running the resorts and looking after guests with Clare and the rest of the team. Holly thrives on working alongside a great team, meeting the guests, being out in the mountains and enjoying the superb food produced by the F&P chefs year on year. Holly's summers are spent running her second business The Georgian House - a successful restaurant, pub and hotel on Alderney in the Channel Islands. Look out for Holly on the slopes around Meribel and Val d'Isere and expect to see her for a canapé or two during your stay with Fish & Pips, she does need to make sure they're to the right standard after all!
Clare Truphet

Clare Truphet

HR and Operations Manager
Spending winters in Meribel and summers in Bristol, Clare looks after the teams in Meribel and Val d'Isere, ensuring guests all have lovely holidays with us and taking care of the chalets. In the summer she works with Holly and Philippa getting things ready for the coming season and dealing with all things related to our operations over in France. She is excited about getting stuck in to her sixth year with F&P, working with a great team yet again, and looking after lots of repeat and some new guests.
Emma Duffield

Emma Duffield

Sales & Marketing
Emma joined the team last season and predominantly manages all sales and enquiries from our UK office.. She also assists with marketing projects, website management, blogging and social media. A passion for skiing, food, and her two favourite resorts, Meribel and Val d’Isere are what drew her to F&P. Having lived in London for a few years the mountains tempted her away, and she has been lucky enough to run luxury chalets in the Alps for 3 winters (one in Val d’Isere and two in Verbier). Her resort knowledge and experience of what makes a perfect ski holiday means she can offer invaluable advice when booking your stay.
Lucy Deamer

Lucy Deamer

Holiday Co-ordinator
Lucy is lucky enough to live in Meribel all year round with her husband and daughter Frankie and loves the summers almost as much as the wonderful snowy winters. Lucy joined our team last year and does all the pre-holiday care from booking your transfers, ski schools and arranging your ski passes to noting your particular favourite tipple or arranging special requests, anything to make your holiday perfect. You might see her out on the slopes attempting to keep up with her 3 year old who is already on blue runs!!
Nicky Clode

Nicky Clode

Resort Manager, Meribel
This will be my fourth season with F&p this coming winter and I am very much looking forward to it. There are some changes with the chalets we are offering this year and I look forward to getting a new team settled into Meribel Village. I hope to see lots of familiar faces in this place that feels like home! See you there x
Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

Resort Manager - Val d'Isère
This is my first season with Fish&Pips and I can’t wait to get stuck in! Mostly found residing in the mountains, trekking over glaciers or finding my way to some off piste lines I’m really looking forward to making Val d’Isere my home for my 7th winter season! Ski you out there!
Rebecca Byard

Rebecca Byard

Chalet Chef - Meribel
I'll be returning for round two with Fish & Pips in Meribel this winter and I can't wait! I've been filling the time between winters surfing (or at least trying) and working at a 4* hotel in Cornwall. The time has now come to swap sea for snow and 300 covers for slightly less. I'm looking forward to bringing new skills and flavours to my chalet menu and of course, dusting off the snowboard!
Mark Ostheimer

Mark Ostheimer

Chalet Host, Meribel
I’m not supposed to be here but I couldn’t resist - I simply HAD to work another season with Fish & Pips! I have spent the last six months on two wheels cycling along the Silk Road, across deserts in heat that your chef could cook with, over mountain passes higher than any chairlift in the Alps and I’ve eaten lots of weird and wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful!) food on my way to China where I thought I would be spending winter. However, after dreaming for seven consecutive nights about powder days, confit de canard, memories of a crazy Christmas with the Santons guests and laughing continuously for five months there was no other option than to get myself back in an Alpine chalet where I belong! I cannot wait to meet you and slide down some fresh white slopes this season!
Jack Robinson

Jack Robinson

Chalet Host - Meribel
Having graduated in 2014, I’ve spent a year working in London, only to find the allure of the mountains too strong to stay behind a desk! I love the great outdoors, meeting new people and great food, so cannot wait to combine all three whilst working at Fish & Pips.
Sebastian Wren

Sebastian Wren

Chalet Chef / Host - Meribel
I recently graduated from Bristol university and I’m really excited to develop my passion for food as a chalet chef in Meribel. After a summer focused on honing my skills, I now can’t wait to get out to the resort and start serving my diverse and exciting menu. Knowing Meribel already, I’m keen to get into the kitchen and onto the slopes with my edges sharp and my knives sharper!
Laurette Royston

Laurette Royston

Chalet Host - Meribel
Having graduated from university this year, I am very excited to pursue my dream in the mountains while putting off the reality of real life for as long as possible! I have been skiing for longer than I remember and recently competed for my university (unfortunately I have to admit I did lose!). I have a great appreciation and a big appetite for fine food, making Fish and Pips the perfect company to complete my season with. I am looking forward to meeting everyone, ensuring you have a great holiday and exchanging stories of our amazing powder days! See you on the slopes!
Laura James

Laura James

Chalet Chef - Val d'Isere
Having spent the last couple of years working in banking I decided to take the jump to follow my heart and pursue my passion for food and cooking. I started 2015 training to be a chef down in Devon, and always knew that I really wanted to use my skills to experience the world. So what better way to combine the two than to spend a season cooking for lovely guests in the beautiful Alps. I can’t wait to meet lots of new people, who are as excited as me to be out on the slopes and look forward to cooking up some delicious food for you!
Oliver Goodhew

Oliver Goodhew

Chalet Chef - Val d'Isère
Having started my career a chef in 2009 working in various gastro pubs in the UK and simultaneously attending Chefs College, I finally succumbed to my lifelong passion for skiing and made the decision to do my first ski season over the winter of 2014/15 as a head chef in a hotel in a small resort in the French Alps. A year on I really want a change and Fish and Pips appear to have it all, combining great food, superb chalets and a fantastic ski area! I thrive on new challenges coming from a sporting family background, having been sailing and skiing for as long as I can remember. I love exploring new areas and meeting new people so I cannot wait to cook some delicious food and float down the mountains on powder days with you all!