Profiles of Chefs for development
Meet the local Chefs for Development.
For Nevis-born and raised Chef Wilroy Webbe, serving good quality, local cuisine is paramount. Coming from a family of culinary lovers and being around the craft all his life, becoming a Chef was a no-brainer for Chef Wilroy.
From being a restaurant busboy to becoming a world-renowned chef in New York, Dakar native Chef Pierre Thiam is now determined to transform Africa’s poorest regions through the supergrain Fonio.
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.
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.
Chef Rangi is a household name in the Cook Islands and teaches communities in the outer islands how to cook sustainably and focus on foods they are surrounded by to minimise their dependency on imported foods.