Get to know me better
Lover of all that is culinary.
From a multicultural family background, I was born and raised in Jamaica. I later moved to the US and earned by Bachelors of Science in Culinary Arts in a four year program at Johnson & Wales University (Providence, Rhode Island Campus). Along with my passion for the kitchen, I have been able to work in some of Jamaica's top hotel kitchens like Round Hill Hotel and Villas, and also been able to gain valuable knowledge of fine dining in a few of Miami's top restaurants such as Azul at the Mandarin Oriental and most notably Alter where I worked as Sous Chef. After a little over 6 years I took on the opportunity to lead a kitchen as Chef de Cuisine at a brand new restaurant called Summerhouse in my home country, specializing in contemporary Caribbean cuisine.
I try not to put a limit to the type of food that I make, and draw inspiration from all over the world while continuously trying to learn and evolve.
For me, cooking is...
A form of self expression, like an art form but better because it not only nurtures the soul but also the body.
I learned to cook at...
A very early age under the tutelage of none other than my awesome mother. Later, I graduated from culinary school at Johnson & Wales University.
A role model in the kitchen is...
The head chef that I formerly worked under;Brad Kilgore.His dedication to the craft & way of turning the ordinary in to the extraordinary is inspiring
A cooking secret...
is my palate. I try to taste as much as I can from prep work to execution. Balance of flavors and texture is important in every cuisine.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Kingston.
A longer stay in Kingston? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Kingston.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Kingston.
Book your experience with Chef Leah
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.