What a wonderful achievement for this Jamaican Chef who only left the shores of his homeland recently in 2014. Two (2) years ago and look where he is now. An excellent series the Food Network’s Chopped is as I am often an avid viewer who often wondered when we would see one of own take the crown.
We have Jamaica’s solid foundation in our education system on display here. With Chef Andre being educated at Donald Quarrie High School, then moving on to the HEART Academy only solidifies that talent can be found at any learning institution on the Roc.
Congratulations Chef, you have made Jamaica proud and where you go from here can only propel you to gain further international recognition as ‘good food’ is one of the greatest pleasures of indulgence on Planet Earth.
Jamaican chef wins Food Network’s Chopped
(Jamaica Observer) Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 12:37 AM 50 Comments
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican-born Andre Fowles was victorious on Tuesday when he lined up on the Food Network’s highly acclaimed series Chopped.
With Caribbean cuisine as the focus of Tuesday night’s flavour-filled show, he walked away as the winner.
Fowles, who is currently the resident sous-chef at Miss Lily’s — an authentic, vibrant Jamaican restaurant in New York — left Jamaica in 2014.
Prior to joining the team at Miss Lily’s, Fowles worked for two years as chef de partie under the tutelage of Martin Maginley, multi-award-winning chef at the cashmere-chic Round Hill Hotel & Villas. He also worked at Kingston’s celebrated Mac’s Chop House under the celebrated Mario Machado.
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