"Enjoy life and break bread amongst friends"
Born and raised in Barbados, Renee Blackman has always had a passion for food and culture. Growing up she has always been inspired by her mother Colleen and Grandmother Hazel’s cooking. During this time she became fascinated with food and decided at an early age to become a chef. She absorbed the taste and bold flavor to create deeply satisfying dishes. At the age of 16, she attended an early culinary program where she excelled quickly. Exhibiting extreme interest in technique and presentation, she was deemed the lead chef amongst her peers. After discovering her niche was combining food and art, Chef Renee began creating elaborate dishes for friends and family members. Chef Renee believes in using the freshest ingredients and constantly seeks out the best ingredients.
Driven by passion and success, she joined the ranks of many working in the energetic and fast paced world of restaurants such as Tommy Bahama and the Union Square Hospitality Group. She joined the Delta Sky Club as a Sous Chef and worked with some of the most talented chefs. She also works as for Creative Edge Parties, Pinch Food Design and Cloud Catering, some of New York City’s most prestigious catering companies.
A seasoned talent with experience in the culinary industry, Chef Renee has shared her talent on Food Network's CHOPPED and has been featured in the Huffington Post. Committed to delivering an intimate experience with great dishes and service to her clients, she has created a beautique dining experience for the lover of food.