Robert Simpson (Chef Robert) began his cooking career in Jamaica. Chef Robert’s Love of Cooking led him to Antwerp, Belgium early in his career. He returned to Jamaica and worked at several major Caribbean resorts, including www.sandals.com and www.superclubs.com.
He received his formal culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York and was Captain, Mentor and Manager of the Jamaican Culinary team on different occasions.
His American culinary career took him to Chicago, where he worked at David Burke’s Park Avenue Cafe and later the banquet chef of the Drake Hotel, for three years. He served as the executive chef of the exquisite Swissotel, Chicago Chef Robert served as the opening executive chef of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Burlingame, California ) in June, 2002. Chef Robert now delights a Diverse Community in Menlo Park, CA with his Caribbean and American Cuisine.
The chef’s zest for learning has taken him to many corners of the world, where he gained experiences in the culture and cuisine of the people. This helped in developing his talent and passion for Creative Cooking with Distinguished Flavors.
Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Chef Robert will present Caribbean & American Cuisine with Distinction & Flair.
Whether a romantic dinner for two, or a group affair, Back A Yard Catering will provide you with a Culinary Experience of a Lifetime.
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