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Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation Certifies First 150 Persons

Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation Certifies First 150 Persons

    JIS: The island’s tourism product has been boosted with the graduation of the first cohort of 150 certified hospitality workers from the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI). The JCTI, which was created to increase access to certification for recent graduates as well as workers in the industry, saw, for the first time, persons being accredited as Hospitality Supervisors and in Hospitality Industry Analytics. Individuals also received the American Culinary Federation certification. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said…

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Chefs Helping Chefs Welcomes Chef Gary Klinefelter, CEC, WCEC, AAC to the Team

Chefs Helping Chefs Welcomes Chef Gary Klinefelter, CEC, WCEC, AAC to the Team

Welcome Chef Klinefelter to the Team! Gary started his culinary career at the age of 14 by working in the kitchen of a small privately owned restaurant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At a young age, Chef Gary was fascinated by the hospitality business and worked several positions in prominent Pittsburgh hotels before starting his formal ACF Apprenticeship training. After graduating at the top of the class and earning the “Apprentice Chef of the Year” designation as well as many medals for…

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Chefs Helping Chefs Welcomes Mixologist Jamaal to the Team!

Chefs Helping Chefs Welcomes Mixologist Jamaal to the Team!

Welcome Jamaal Bowen Has over 12 years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry, steadily working his way from assistant waiter to bartender and now is the Resident Mixologist at the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados. For two years (2012 – 2014) he was also the Regional Brand Ambassador for Angostura Aromatic Bitters, in charge of training and development within the region for their rums and bitters portfolio. Through dedication, determination, long hours of hard work and training, Jamaal…

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Chefs Helping Chefs Welcomes Chef Manfred Schmidtke CEPC, CMB to the Team!

Chefs Helping Chefs Welcomes Chef Manfred Schmidtke CEPC, CMB to the Team!

Manfred Schmidtke CEPC, CMB It all started as a small child on a bike. I delivered fresh hot rolls with fresh milk to people in my town which was a small quaint village in Northern Germany. The rolls inspired my career as a Certified Master Baker and Executive Pastry Chef. I became inquisitive about those hot rolls. Therefore, I decided to pursue a career as a pastry chef. I have been in the baking and pastry business for over 35…

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Congratulations Chef Doos & Chef Rotz

Congratulations Chef Doos & Chef Rotz

Congratulations to Chef Anton Doos, CEC and Chef Jeffrey Rotz, CEC, CCE, AAC who recently completed their Foodservice Management Professional (FMP).  Chefs Helping Chefs team are always working to improve their skills to give our customers the best available information.

Chefs Helping Chefs, LLC Welcomes Chef Fredrick Gayle, CEC to the Team!

Chefs Helping Chefs, LLC Welcomes Chef Fredrick Gayle, CEC to the Team!

Fredrick Gayle CEC Executive Chef, Meliá Braco Village Born in a small district called Friendship, Strawberry in the parish of Westmoreland, Fredrick Gayle attended the Strawberry All Age School and was awarded a space at Frome Secondary School now Frome Technical High School. Chef Gayle started working in the hotel industry at the Half Moon Beach Resort and Spa in 1986 at the age of 18 years as a dishwasher. While in that capacity, Fredrick’s zest for knowledge and love for…

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Princess Hotels & Resort – Playa del Carmen Mexico

Princess Hotels & Resort – Playa del Carmen Mexico

Princess Hotels & Resort – Playa del Carmen Mexico We just finished our first visit to the Grand Riviera Princess & Grand Riviera Princess All Suites & Spa Resort. It was a great visit. Thanks to Chef David Ivey-Soto and Chef Bernd Mueller we were able to complete over 1500 training hours to over 100 food n& beverage staff members. A special thanks go out to Erika Morales, Training Manager; Chef Antonio, Executive Chef; Christian Alfaro, Administrative assistant for their…

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Upcoming Travel August – November 2015

Upcoming Travel August – November 2015

 August – November 2015  Where will Chefs Helping Chefs Be? August 30 – September 6, 2015 Coconut Bay Resort – St Lucia.  This will be Chefs Helping Chefs first trip to the beautiful island of St Lucia and visiting Coconut Bay Resort.  Coconut Bay Resort is two Resorts in One Situated on 85 acres, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa offers two worlds in one along Saint Lucia’s exotic south coast. Located only five minutes from the international airport, this…

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Busy Busy Month!!

Busy Busy Month!!

Hello Everyone!  Back again from our travels and with the holiday season added to the mix, this past month has been quite full!! In November we traveled back down to Jumby Bay ,a 300-acre private Caribbean island in Antigua, for some training to their Hospitality staff. 11 Food and Beverage Managers each received 16 hours of ServSafe Training for a total of 176 hours and 81 Food and Beverage Team Members each received 3 hours of Food Handlers Training for…

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