Anne Marie Whittaker
Anne-Marie Whittaker was born in Guyana, South America and spent many of her growing-up years in Barbados where she now lives with her husband and two children. Her love of entertaining and cooking has resulted in her being nicknamed ‘The Mighty Entertainer’ by her friends. She is an Entrepreneur who manufactures exotic Gourmet products and an accomplished steelpan player – the steelpan, which is made from used oil drums, is the only musical instrument invented in the 20th century. Her biggest challenge is to balance her love of music (performing with a steel orchestra) with the management of her business since both demand her full attention.
Anne-Marie’s interest in Caribbean food has lead her to channel her creativity into the manufacture of her Gourmet Sauces, Jams and Confectionery which are made in Barbados and sold in the United States, England, Canada and the Caribbean under the Native Treasures Label. Along with Rum, she uses exotic fruit and peppers found in the region to produce her Tamangy Island Chutney, Rum BBQ Sauce, Pina-Colada jam and Rum Balls which are but a few of her creations.
Her slogan ‘Spread a Little Sunshine’ reflects her belief that the ‘Hot and Spicy’ cuisine of the Caribbean, which until now is one of its best kept secrets, should be shared with the world. She has authored ‘Treasures of My Caribbean Kitchen’, a cookbook which features authentic Caribbean recipes and culture from many Islands. She is frequently invited to make presentations on our food around the globe and has also hosted cooking shows on our local television channel.
In her quest to continue ‘Spreading a Little Sunshine’ she has conducted cooking demonstrations aboard cruise liners and has traveled as far away as Japan’s Tokyo Prince Hotel and the Intercontinental Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany. On these occasions, in addition to her presentations, she takes on the role of ‘Guest Chef’ where she works alongside the Executive Chefs, guiding them in the creation of unique Caribbean cuisine, a role which she finds most rewarding.
Let me tell you what to expect.
My name is Anne Marie, author of 'Treasures Of My Caribbean Kitchen' and it my pleasure to be your guide through this full day “hands on”
culinary experience that takes your taste buds on an exciting Caribbean adventure and allows you to live & eat like a Bajan.
This unique journey takes you to the heart of Caribbean culture…….our food.
You will experience family style cook-ing in a real Barbadian home!
I will teach you one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean.
How to cook authentic Caribbean food and have some fun while we enjoy the hospitality of my Barbadian home.
After spending a day with us tasting, cooking and sharing food around the table, you will become part of the family.
Your “Hands On” day of food & fun begins with a pick up at 7.30 am. I will meet you in the Cheapside Public Market at 8.00 am for an
authentic local breakfast.