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Jamaica Has a New Rising Star Chef

 Chopped win propels Jamaican chef into spotlight By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Move over, Usain Bolt; there’s another Jamaican in the spotlight. This time it’s Kingston-born, New York city-based chef Andre Fowles, who competed on this week’s episode of the Food …

Why Jamaica Always Delivers

 A Jamaican odyssey By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Every time I find myself in Jamaica, it never fails to amaze me that despite its economic woes, sprinkled with crime and violence, there is a vibe that infects me upon arrival that …

This Aruba Resort Has a New Spa and a New Chef

 Aruba’s newest resort is making some new additions. The Hilton Aruba, which debuted at the former Radisson Aruba over the summer, has announced the opening of a new spa and the addition of a new executive chef. The new spa …

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 It’s cheesecake, Caribbean style. One of the Caribbean’s top chefs, Jamaica’s Daven Willis, has been kind enough to share his recipe for a rather special island take on cheesecake. Willis, who has trained at some of Jamaica’s top hotels, is …

 Anguilla’s Cap Juluca has a new executive chef, the property announced. Juan Bochenski, a native of Argentina who was raised in Australia, has been appointed as executive chef and director of food and beverage. Bochenski will be highlighting global cooking, …

 Chef Randie Anderson, the executive chef at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, is making history. Anderson is the first-ever Caribbean chef to receive the James Beard Foundation Scholarship to study at the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism program. The 35-year-old …

 There’s a new chef in Providenciales. Turks and Caicos’ Blue Haven Resort and Marina has named French Chef Laurent Ajas as the new executive chef at its signature Fire & Ice restaurant. Ajas has worked at restaurants around the world, …

 The British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Island has a new chef. The private-island property has named Peter Birk its new executive chef. In the role, Birk will direct the culinary team and manage operations at the resort’s four restaurants: Caravela, Tierra! …

 A new top eatery in Mexico City By Dana NilandCJ Contributor J BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS, the latest restaurant by acclaimed chef José Andrés, has opened at W Mexico City. This new dining concept marks the international debut of ThinkFoodGroup, based …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There aren’t many chefs, Caribbean or otherwise, who can say they’ve cooked for astronauts. But Michael Henville can. Cooking at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is just one rung in a career ladder that has taken …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Digby Stridiron is kind of a big deal. A member of the James Beard Foundation who perfected his culinary craft at Florida restaurants including Luma on Park and Norman’s, the Crucian chef got his start …

 A new top chef at the private island resort By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Peter Island Resort and Spa in the British Virgin Islands has welcomed Executive Chef Todd Howard to its culinary team. Howard will be creating new menu …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Marcus’, the new restaurant by famed chef Marcus Samuelsson, opens at Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess & Beach Club (formerly the Fairmont Hamilton Princess) on May 27. The menu will feature the chef’s signature style of globally-influenced …

 Above: Chef John Suley By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean International has named a new vice president, the company announced this week. The cruise line has tapped John Suley as its new vice president of food and beverage operations. …

 Above: Imen Epaminondas at work at her restaurant, YaKeen (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GOSIER, GUADELOUPE — There was a church service across the street. It was nighttime in Gosier, the market bubbling, the aroma of punch coco …

 Sure, we all come to the Caribbean primarily for the natural beauty. But Caribbean food is also one of the world’s greatest treasures — a blend of histories, cultures, tastes and identities as varied as you will find anywhere on …

 Above: El Conquistador By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Village, a Waldorf Astoria resort has named Ernie Reyes its new executive chef. The move represents a promotion for Reyes, who had been serving …

 Above: one of Divi’s Pure Ocean restaurants in Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff Divi Resorts has created a new position to enhance the hospitality brand’s culinary offerings: a regional executive chef. The company has named Aruban Chef Matt Boland …