Meet Executive Chef Kevin Broderick
This CCN chef has been in the culinary business for the past 25 years and has a wealth of experience locally and internationally.
Chef Broderick is a two-time Chef of the Year awardee who has represented Jamaica twice in the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Florida, where he secured several medals.
But before the awards, before catering for Hollywood celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and designer Ralph Lauren, and before his nouveau Jamaica Cuisine, Kevin Broderick learned to cook at the apron strings of his mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
He shared his dream of becoming one of the island’s most innovative chefs with his grandmother, Henrietta Sewell. His passion for cooking started when he was 10 and used to help his mother, Cynthia “Miss Joy” Reid, and great grandmother, Rebecca “Mum” Allen in the kitchen.
Born in Oracabessa, St. Mary, but raised in the resort town of Montego Bay, Broderick, studied at the Runaway Bay HEART Academy on Jamaica’s north coast in the 1990s and has done courses in Canada and the U.S.
His stint at the Round Hill Resort, just outside Montego Bay, allowed him to cater to the likes of actress Angela Bassett. “ I’m always cooking at home”, says Broderick who has a cooking show on www.youtube.com and has a show on cable, Bob Arts TV, serving the northwest area of Jamaica. It’s also broadcast in most hotels in the north coast and Negril tourism areas.
These days, he is focused on helping young chefs realize their goals through the CCN and building brand Jamaica through food.