Meet Jamaican Chef de Patisserie Ryan Peterkin

By: Team Pop Up Gourmet Jamaica

Growing up as a child, Ryan Peterkin wanted to become a soldier to protect those close to him and serve his country but that was not to be. During his high school years, it became clear to him the direction he wanted to take as it regards a profession.

Seeing his father’s many innovations in his field of work caught my attention. It was interesting to see the various things he would create with chocolate, fruits, sugar, and ice the possibilities were endless in each case.

After completing his secondary education he enrolled at the Runaway Bay HEART Training Institution where he completed level one and two certificates in commercial food preparation. At that point, he had no doubt as to what he wanted to do career-wise.  Ryan continues striving to achieve his goal of becoming the greatest pastry chef ever known despite what life has occasionally thrown his way. “My mother would always say anything in life that you want to become, do your best and you will be the best.”

Ryan Peterkin’s Winning Pastry Showpiece – ‘Freedom From Slavery’ – Taste of Jamaica 2013

Peterkin maintains the highest standards – challenging himself daily and developing and testing various ideas & watching them become reality.

Achievements:

  • Student Pastry Chef  of the Year 2013 –  Bronze
  • Showpiece of the Year – Silver
  • Member Tertiary Team of the Year –  Silver

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