Nicholas Douglas is a past student and lecturer at Western Hospitality
Institute. He is a member of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC)
and also the youngest member of the Board of Culinary Arts Committee.
Pastry Chef of Year and International Show Piece Winner, he is the first
chef in the history of the Taste of Jamaica Competition to receive perfect
scores of 100% in both categories and is slated to represent Jamaica in June
2014 at Taste of the Caribbean in Miami, Florida.
by his passion for all thing culinary, Chef Douglas’ aim is to become the first
Certified Master Chef in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Below
are his accomplishments to date:
2002 - World Skills Jamaica, first Gold medal winner in the area of Pastry and Hot Plate
2003 - Annette Chin Award of Excellence
2003 - Awarded several medals (4 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze) at the JCDC competition in the area of Culinary Arts
2004 - Merit from the JCDC’s Professional Culinary Show in the Hot Plate section
2005 - Awarded 5 gold medals in the JCDC Culinary Show
2005 - Awarded a scholarship by the European Union through the University of Santo Domingo to study in Italy, Italian Cuisine, Italian Wine Appreciation & the Italian Language
2006 - Awarded six (6) gold medals in the JCDC competition
2007 - Commissioned by the JCDC to re-train instructors, teachers and student island wide in utilizing local produce and Grace items.
2008 - Selected by the British Broadcasting Commission to work alongside Levi Roots (one of Britain’s top black chefs) focusing on authentic Jamaican cuisine.
2008 - Represented Jamaica as a graduate of Jamaica Foundation for Life Long Learning on the topic of illiteracy which was videotaped by the World Bank.
2010 - Lecturer for Dr. Heather Little-White & Associates