Profiles of Chefs for development

Meet the local Chefs for Development.

Colin Chung

Colin Chung is a chef, caterer and international hospitality consultant. With a BBA In Travel Industry Management from the UH at Manoa...

Peter Edey

Arguably Barbados’ most celebrated Chef, the name Peter Edey is now synonymous with Caribbean cuisine...

Kirk Kirton

With more than 18 years of progressive culinary experience, Kirk Kirton, a local Barbadian, arrives at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion...

Shailesh Naidu

Shailesh started as a sous chef at the resort in 2001, becoming the Executive Chef in 2007.

Dora Rossi

Chef and owner of Paddles Restaurant and Milani Café Family-owned businesses, specialising in Samoan-Italian cuisine (reflecting the cultural background of the family)

Rainal Sahai

Rainal Sahai is the Executive Chef for four properties in Fiji - three in the Yasawa Islands.

Prabhat Kumar Prawin

From the small village of Bihar, India to Melbourne, Melbourne to Darwin, and Darwin to Fiji, the culinary journey for Chef Prabhat Prawin, Executive chef for Sheraton and Westin Denarau complex Fiji has been a big learning experience.

Nompumelelo Mqwebu

Hailing from the streets of Umlazi in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, Chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu never imagined her passion for cooking and food would be her passport to travel internationally.

Kirk Ruck

Raised in the Parish of Christ Church in southern Barbados, food has been an integral part of Chef Kirk’s life since his childhood.

Sam Timoko

President of the Cook Islands Chefs Association, Chef Timoko  is devoted to promoting traditional Polynesian cuisine not only at local level, but also internationally...

Christian Abégan

Born in Cameroon, Christian Abégan has become the benchmark for African cuisine...

Stephan Berrouet Durand

Stephan B. Durand is an award winning and highly acclaimed Chef who has made a name for himself as a Culinary Ambassador...

Emile Engoulou

Emile Engoulou is a famous chef in Cameroon, the owner and head Chef of the restaurant Le Club Municipal in Yaoundé...

Jesse Lee

Chef and owner of Palusami Restaurant and Bar on the waterfront in Apia, Samoa.

Robert Oliver

Robert Oliver is a New Zealand chef who was raised in Fiji and Samoa.

Dane Saddler

Dane Saddler is a national award winning chef with over 15 years’ experience in fine dining cuisine under his belt throughout the Caribbean.

Robby Skeete

Chef Robby was born and raised in Castries (CDC) next to the famous Castries Market which is where his love for food and fresh produce and fruit emanated.

John A Hazzard

Chef John A Hazzard is the Executive Chef in his own company, John Hazzard Events in Barbados.

Charles Toto

Fate had a part to play when Charles Toto’s life path changed from becoming a lawyer to entering the food world.

Noni Masombuka

A love of fresh produce has inspired Chef Noni Masombuka to become one of South Africa’s innovative and experimental culinary creators.