Garfield has been shaping Caribbean and international cuisine for over 15 years. A native of Barbados, Garfield’s culinary style is rooted in the Caribbean. His introduction to the world of culinary arts began at the age of
His experience afforded him gold medals in 2001and 2002 at World
Food Day Cook Off, Barbados and silver medals at the World Food Day Black Belly Sheep Competition in 2000 and Taste of the Caribbean, 2015. Garfield built up an impressive resume within the Caribbean as he served in various capacities within the food and hospitality industry, creating delectable cuisines at some of the most prominent hotels and restaurants in Barbados, St. Lucia, Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos.
His career began in 1998, as a Chef de Partie upon completing his studies at
the Barbados Community College. His apprenticeship in international cuisine under the tutelage of Michellin Star, Chef Marco Pierre White at Mirabelle Restaurant- London, England in 2003 enhanced his cooking skills and he soon developed his own blend of fusion cuisine.
This certified Food Safety Manager also holds an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and a Diploma in Food & Beverage Management. His professional kitchen experience includes positions at prominent hotels and restaurants within the Caribbean region, such as
Executive Sous Chef, Asu Restaurant, Turks and Caicos
Sous Chef, Hilton Trinidad, Hilton Jamaica and the Jalousie Hilton, St. Lucia
Sous Chef, Villa Nova Country House & Hotel, St. John, Barbados
HIS PASSION & GOALS
Chef Victor loves the challenge of cooking for people who enjoy Caribbean flavors. His dream is to someday own a bistro restaurant that serves international cuisines with a distinctive Caribbean flavor. As a child of the Caribbean, sustainability and local produce are of great importance to him and he applies this passion to the dishes he creates. An advocate of local produce, Garfield is dedicated to utilizing quality ingredients in the preparation of his dishes.SIGNATURE DISHES
Caribbean Seafood Stew
Poached Love Apple (Caribbean name: Pomerac)