Meet Executive Chef Warren Rowe

By: Team Pop Up Gourmet Jamaica

Warren Rowe truly believes as a Chef, we have an awesome responsibility within our community; we must act responsibly, share our knowledge, and be ambassadors for our trade and Country.

Born in Westmoreland, Jamaica, Chef Rowe started working in the Hospitality Industry at Couples Negril in January 2001 at the age of 17 straight out of High School without any formal training. He started as a trainee, his passion for food grew from there and the culinary profession has become a major focus in his life. Over a period of six (6) years and promotions over that period he left Couples Negril in 2006 as a Kitchen Team Leader (Kitchen Supervisor). Chef Rowe’s next challenge was at Starfish Hotel in Trelawny where he spent two and a half (2 ½) years as a Sous Chef.

His first Executive Chef Job was at the famous Norma’s on the Beach at Sea Splash Hotel in Negril. Which gave him the opportunity to work with one of Jamaica’s finest Chef Mrs. Norma Shirley who is regarded as the Julia Childs of the Caribbean where he worked for 2 years. He then enrolled in one of the best Hospitality Intuitions, Western Hospitality Institute where he was a student lecturer. In order to balance work, school, and lecturing, he had to relocate to Montego Bay to the Grandiosa Hotel as the Executive Chef in 2010. One of the highlights of his studies was getting the chance to complete the advanced aspect of the program in Canada at Seneca College and Liaison College which he also imparts his knowledge attain in the Hospitality Industry.  After successfully completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management with a major in Culinary Chef Management. He decided to return to where his culinary journey began in Negril. He’s currently The Executive Chef at the Rock House Hotel and Spa on the West End side of the island.

With the love and passion for food Chef Rowe became a member of the Culinary Federation of Jamaica which he’s currently a Vice President of region 3 which in includes Westmoreland, Hanover, St. Elizabeth, and Manchester.

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