Jamaican awarding winning Sous Chef Rochelle Grindley is one of the few successful female chefs in a male dominated field. She is enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate about ‘food’.
After earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, majoring in Culinary Arts Management, Sous Chef Grindley was granted an Observer Food Awards Scholarship in 2008. This afforded her the opportunity to complete a year in Management Training at the Sandals Resorts International Group where she honed and expanded her culinary skills.
Sous Chef Grindley is currently part of the Culinary Management Team at the ever popular Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records where she is constantly creating new delights for a discerning clientele.
Rochelle has won several distinguished awards and medals both locally and internationally, the latest being the Double Silver in the Cheesecake & Seafood Competitions at the Taste of the Caribbean 2013.
Jamaica Observer Food Award Scholarship
The Winifred Almond Award for Most outstanding Artistic and Creative Student in Food Preparation University of Technology
Culinary Arts Club President 2008-2009
Taste of the Caribbean Silver medal - Junior Chef of the Year
Taste of the Caribbean 2011, Gold Medal Team and award for Most Innovative Menu
World Skills Cooking Competitor for Jamaica 2011
Taste Of Jamaica, Gold Medal Winner, and Award for “The Best Use of Tilapia” 2011
Taste of the Caribbean 2012 Bronze Medal Winner “Team of the Year”.
Taste of the Caribbean 2012 Bronze Medal Winner “Cheese Competition”
Chef Of The Year 2014
Passion Fruit Bavarian stacked on a white chocolate mousse, with a ginger cookie swan and dark chocolate petals
Calaloo wrapped seafood log, Pulled Jerk Chicken and smoked Gouda Stuffed pork Tender Loin, served with a spicy curry cornmeal porridge pudding polenta with a duo of savory chocolate sauce and pumpkin sauce.