Not only is Leigh-Ann a classically trained chef, she also has a 10+ year career as an Administrative Professional. Leigh-Ann’s professional career began in Trinidad, where she assisted The Office of the Vice President of Oil & Refining at the state-owned oil company of Trinidad & Tobago. Now, she has worked at top finance and public accounting firms and continues her career in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Her journey and dedication to preserving the food culture, specifically the Caribbean and Trinidadian gastronomy, has led her to consult on The Coursework for The No Words Project. She was featured in Food Insider, Vittles newsletter and A Hungry Society podcast. She has also contributed meaningful words that echo Caribbean abundance and delicious recipes for While Entertaining, Ark Republic, Cooking Sense, and Tenderly Magazines.
Following her graduation from culinary school, Leigh-Ann began working at Butter Restaurant and The Darby Supper Club as a line cook. In 2018, she launched A Table For Four, an intimate dinner series that merges her Trini upbringing with her culinary training. Her series and work have been featured in The New York Times, Eater, The Washington Post and most recently Leigh-Ann was invited to lead a workshop at the World of Flavors International Conference and Festival hosted by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Napa Valley, CA.
Leigh-Ann is a proud Trini woman, whose work is motivated by a desire to preserve the regional foodways of the twin isles where she was born and raised.
Services investment upon discussion
Menu engineering for newbies, veterans and everyone in between interested in themes within the Caribbean and Trinbagonian gastronomy:
Freelance recipe testing:
While Entertaining Magazine, Vol 4
The New York Times
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