THE STORY BEHIND THE CHEF…

Award Winning Chef| Nutritionist| Published Author| Entrepreneur

An award-winning chef in the Caribbean food arena. In 2012, Chef Vicky was awarded a silver medal for Caribbean Chef of The Year at the Taste of the Islands completion hosted by Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. She was called to represent her country and be a part...

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THE STORY BEHIND THE CHEF…

Award Winning Chef| Nutritionist| Published Author| Entrepreneur

An award-winning chef in the Caribbean food arena. In 2012, Chef Vicky was awarded a silver medal for Caribbean Chef of The Year at the Taste of the Islands completion hosted by Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. She was called to represent her country and be a part of the Culinary Team Haiti as a Culinary Chef Ambassador competing with 10 other Caribbean nations. The team was also awarded a silver medal for Caribbean Team of the Year and received an Award for “Best Team for Taste of the Islands”. A published nutrition researcher, her study was selected in 2013 in the International Journal of Child Nutrition.    Her recipe and interview have been featured in Essence Magazine online, Island Origin and most recently the cookbook Toques in Black: A Celebration of 101 Black Chefs in America.  In 2019, she was nominated in the “40 under 40” class of Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s “Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow”.

Most recently, Chef Vicky was selected as one of twenty women candidates awarded for the 2019 James Beard Foundation Women Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) fellowship and is also part of a selective group of talented Chefs in the James Beard Foundation local food advocacy training programs. She is a wife, proud mother of 3 boys, a business and food influencer in her community. Chef Vicky has been featured in her town local news stations such as WSVN CH 7, Deco Drive, WPLG Local 10 News, 6 on the mix CH 6 and Good Morning Miramar.

The grand-daughter of self-taught Entrepreneurs and Distillers, she grew up on a family compound in Haiti that shared the same land with the family liquor distillery. Sunday dinners were grand feasts at home. The meals were prepared from her family’s organic garden and meats were farmed nearby. From a rich culture, she hopes to bring to the table her traditional flavors elevated with a new generation of innovative and modern contemporary cooking style. Chef Vicky’s ingredients and her cooking by definition are sweet, exotic, bursting with flavor, and a portrait of the love and effort she puts in her dishes. Her Caribbean Contemporary and International cuisine is unique, fresh and flavorful. A tropical hideaway on your palate.

Chef. Nutritionist. Mother. Food Entrepreneur. Wife and Mentor. These roles are what gives her the courage and energy to Innovate, create and influence. Chef Vicky is a well-versed subject matter expert in the Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management and Public Health (Dietetics and Nutrition) arena. She is a graduate of Florida International University (FIU) and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.

Chef Vicky’s single motivating purpose and passion for food is innate and fuels her energy to aspire others each day. Her purpose is to make an impact in other people’s lives, whether clients or fellow Chefs, through food, culinary education and teaching. Her culinary and nutrition education program has had a tremendous impact in the underserved communities in Broward county Florida. She truly believes that education and experience are the best tools for anyone’s career development, but her talent is something that is ingrained within her heart and soul. She began learning business at a very young age from her family. Her passion for business is characteristic of her personality and drives her energy to inspire others every day.

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