The Owners

MaryBeth Smith, Owner

MaryBeth SmithMaryBeth Smith has been in the corporate business world for more than two decades. She is the perfect balance of ingenuity and inventiveness for Colin in both marriage and business. Helping to grow the company through acquisitions and leadership, she is the backbone of the Roundabout Catering and Roundabout Grill’s businesses.

She is also a talented designer and a stickler for detail. When it comes to planning events outside of the kitchen, MaryBeth is extremely resourceful. She will take the colors, themes, style and location of your event and bring it to life. She operates a tight ship, but her caring attitude and natural business instinct has led the company into double-digit growth year-after-year. MaryBeth treats the staff like a family and empowers her staff to believe what they can achieve.

Favorite food: Anything Italian.

Ultimate goal: To start a foundation helping kids with scholarships.

How I spend my (minutes of) free time: Playing with our grandchildren. We also try to take one big trip every two years.

Chef Colin Smith, Owner-Chef

Since age 14 and following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Chef Colin Smith has seen many restaurant kitchens. Now with more than 30 years of culinary experience, Colin integrates tradition, innovation and creativity into his craft.

Colin attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and began his career as an apprentice in the kitchens of European chefs throughout the Bay Area. He went on to work in some notable restaurants like; Lippizaner, Duck Club, Saros, Danville Hotel and Stars.

Colin came to Reno in 1994 and has done catering, special events and restaurants ever since. He has been responsible for opening seven separate restaurants throughout the Reno-Tahoe area, including Roundabout Grill in downtown Reno inside The Whitney Peak Hotel. In April 2017, Colin competed on Beat Bobby Flay. He appears regularly on Fox 11 Reno.

Colin is a founding chef of the Big Chefs Big Gala event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, and has also been a member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and the High Sierra Chefs Association.

Colin is trained in the classical European style of cooking which shows in his technique and approach to unforgettable cuisine.

Favorite dish to make at home: Italian chicken with canavalia beans, tomatoes, garlic, chicken broth with white wine, oregano and onions

Biggest achievement: My pride in being a dad. And supporting 25 families in my business.

Approach to service: Anticipating and being in front of the customer’s needs.