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The Chefs

CHRIS NAKASH
Chris Nakash
JACQUI
Jacqui Tyson
CHARISSA
Pink Apron Ja.
tortuga
Sugar Buzz
Tortuga Rum Cakes
Nicole Murray, Chillin
Nicole Murray
Chillin Restaurant
ALLISON
Allison Porter-Smalling
FROMAGE
Lisa Chin
Fromage Gourmet Market
Johnoi-Cliff
Chef Jonhoi
Zest at the Cliffs
Kara Pessoa
Kara Pessoa
ANNA-KAY
AnnaKay Tomlinson
Miss T’s
SHEA
Shea Stewart
Grace Foods
CHRISTINA
Christina Simonitsch
Copperwood
REBECCA
Rebecca Karram
jojo
Jojo’s Jerk Pit
SIMON
Simon Levy
patsylyn
Patsy Lyn Caterers
ANDRE
Andre Sewell
Jamaica Producers
CHRISTIAN
Christian Sweeney
National Baking Co.
ALEXA
Alexa Von Strolley
Dylan-Benoit-900-2
Dylan Benoit
Nadine
Nadine Bure
SORA
Sora Japanese Cuisine
MYSTIC
Mystic Thai
tamarind
Tamarind Restaurant
marcia
Marcia Charlebois
Haleem Card
Christina Simonitsch
DEBE
Débè-Ann Lange-Chen
Noodles N Naan
DAWN
Dawn Mitchell
Simon Levy
Coca Cola
Eliseo Caligua
Rainforest Seafoods
Sagicor
Trevanne Donegal
Trevanne Donegal
CHARISSA
Pink Apron Ja.
CB Chicken
CHRISTIAN
Christian Sweeney
National Baking Co.
Cellar 8, Ramesh Maragh
Ramesh Maragh
Cellar 8
 
ALEXA
Alexa Von Strolley
DALE DELISSER
Dale Delisser
THEO
Theo Smith
SHEA
Shea Stewart
Grace Foods
Utech_logo_preview
Utech Desserts
broken plate damian
Damion Stewart
Broken Plate
MARK
Mark Cole
Pegasus Hotel
Lucian Dunn, Uncorked
Lucian Dunn
Uncorked
Tracks & Record
Usain Bolt Tracks & Records
Garfield Jnr.Garfield Seivwright
Garfield Sievwright Jr.
Reggae Mills at Devon House Opa!
Orlease King
Reggae Mill at Devon House
ANDRE
Andre Sewell
CHRISTIAN
Christian Sweeney
Makeh Chatini, Nirvana
Mahek Chatani
Nirvana Indian Restaurant
Colin Hylton
Colin Hylton
DIONNE
Dionne Reid
Smoked Marlin
Alex D-Great
Alex D-Great
CHEF-STONE
Chef Stone 
Taste Black History
Patrick Simpson-Large
Chef Wenford Simpson
Walkerswood
jamaica_producers
Gourmet Caterers
Jamaica Producers
Haagen-Dazs-Logo-Lock-Up
SHEA
Shea Stewart
tortuga
Sugar Buzz
Tortuga Rum Cakes
sagicor-logo
Desserts
SIMON
Simon Levy
STUSH
Stush in the Bush
OJI
Oji Jaja
Rui Sai - Taste Black
Chef Rui Sa

DYLAN BENOIT

Owner of PRIME GROUP CONSULTING

  • Host of Food Network Canada’s Fire Masters
  • Private chef and principal of his consulting company called Prime Group 
  • Former Executive Chef for Market Street Group where he oversaw six diverse restaurant concepts  in Grand Cayman. 
  • Former Executive Chef for Yara, Margaritaville Beach, Grand Cayman.
  • Studied cuisines and cultures from around the globe, now up to 40 countries

RUI DE SA

Rui Sá was born in Gulungo Alto, Kwanza Norte, Angola. He moved to Lisbon in his teenage years and soon found his passion in the Culinary Arts. His insatiable quest for culinary excellence over the last 25 years, has taken him to the four corners of the globe: Thailand, France, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Korea and China.

He is a culinary inventor, quite reputed by his modern interpretation of traditional Angolan cuisine by highlighting “ingredientes da Terra”, traditional Angolan ingredients, cultivated in the country, that are the base of his extensive range of gourmet cuisine’s presentations. Rui is one of the most renowned Chefs in Angola, he has represented the country in international events: Expo Shangai, Korea, Germany and Milan, Dipanda Fest (London), and participates in several events in the country: Angola Food & Drink Festival, all the editions of the TEDxLuanda (2012-present), Angola Restaurant Week.

He also contributed to the book “Top 20 Chefs de Angola – Sabores do Mundo com Thermomix” (Top 20 Angolan Chefs – Flavours of the World with Thermomix), a collection of twenty best Chefs of the country. In Luanda, he serves as a consulting Chef for a host of restaurants and chain of supermarkets in the city and beyond; sharing his inventive talent and love of fine dining.

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Patrick Simpson-Large

PATRICK SIMPSON

From humble beginnings in St. Ann, Chef Patrick, started cooking at age 10 out of necessity. Today he pushes the boundaries in the kitchen with masterpieces inspired by Caribbean spices, Southern cooking and American flair. 

He has served on the Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Lines, and as a Celebrity Chef for Jamie Foxx, Taye Diggs, Bill & Hillary Clinton, as well as an Executive Chef at a number of prestigious restaurants in New York City, including  the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. He is now establishing the Simpson Culinary Institute to give back to those from his hometown who want to pursue a similar career path.

CHEF STONE

Abiola Akanji popularly known by all- food lovers and such as Chef Stone grew up in the beautiful city of Lagos. He studied in London where he partly worked in different restaurants and also picked up his culinary skills. He went a mile further by enrolling in the French Culinary Institute in New York where he was professionally trained as a Chef. He was an Executive Sous Chef at the Giotto Italian Restaurant and a Line Chef at Paramount Restaurant, both situated in London, United Kingdom. He completeD a one year graduate programme in 2006 and was selected as a Project manager for the investment development team in Sainsbury’s Ltd, United Kingdom from 2007-2010.

 

He successfully completed 5 new store openings and was later assigned as a duty Manager. In 2013, he started his own Culinary School called Red Dish Chronicles. It is currently the most successful culinary school in Nigeria situated in both Lagos and Abuja. The Red Dish Culinary School is made up of professional and passionate chefs to inculcate the best culinary knowledge unto students who want to obtain culinary skills from Red Dish. Chef Stone has over 10 years of culinary expertise. His creative, hardworking and passionate presence on and off of the internet space makes him a chef to be reckoned with. Known as the ‘Chef that trains other chefs’ , he’s known to be a master at infusing work and fun to create masterpieces of his teachings; in which case every taught class is a masterclass. Also, his online presence makes him easily accessible to upcoming individuals in the culinary atmosphere as well as outside of it; and that facilitated the growth of his culinary schools Red Dish Chronicles in Lagos and Abuja; making his brand and platforms robust and vibrant as a whole.

 

He has published three recipe books including his famous Ramadan series recipe catalogue called ‘30 easy meal ideas by Chef Stone’ and the latest; 101 with chef Stone which contains a hundred one recipes and is available for purchase on all platforms including Amazon. He also has a collection of spices called ‘The Chef stone Secret spice’.

Rui Sai - Taste Black
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