October 17-20, 2024

Benjamin

Shorne Benjamin

Fat Fowl

ABOUT FAT FOWL

Fat Fowl serves up “New age Caribbean” cuisine from their location in the popular Dekalb Market Hall in Brooklyn, NY. They offer budget-friendly, fine dining level meals (including vegan options), prepared fresh for dine-in or takeout.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Chef Shorne, owner and founder of Fat Fowl, a popular new age Caribbean... READ MORE

ABOUT FAT FOWL

Fat Fowl serves up “New age Caribbean” cuisine from their location in the popular Dekalb Market Hall in Brooklyn, NY. They offer budget-friendly, fine dining level meals (including vegan options), prepared fresh for dine-in or takeout.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Chef Shorne, owner and founder of Fat Fowl, a popular new age Caribbean restaurant located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, NY, discovered his love for cooking in his grandmother’s kitchen growing up in St. Lucia. His grandmother also owned a popular eatery on the island. Recently featured in national media outlets such as the Today Show, the Tamron Hall Show, Ebony Magazine and NBC New York, his cuisine signifies traditional Caribbean food with the use of accustomed spices with a “new age” twist. One of his signature creations, the Oxtail Grilled Cheese sandwich, has gone viral on social media, attracting many from across the globe to try it at his eatery in the DeKalb Market in downtown Brooklyn.

His cuisine reflects Caribbean food infused with global flavors and classic culinary techniques for a “new age” twist. Chef Shorne pursued his professional interests in Finance and Culinary Arts at universities in the U.S. In 2004, he earned his BA in Finance and transitioned to working on Wall Street until 2009, soon after the financial crisis in 2008. He continued to develop culinary skills while studying at the French Culinary Institute in New York, and later earned his title as chef training in fine dining establishments in the city.

Chef Shorne’s achievements have been recognized internationally and nationally, such as winning the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival Celebrity Chef Throw Down in 2017 and becoming a semi-finalist at the International Iron Chef Competition in Toronto. Chef Shorne’s legacy continued on screen,featuring on a number of guest cooking appearances, such as competing against Bobby Flay on the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” and as a finalist on “Chopped”.

Since 2022, he has been invited as a guest chef for Sheila Johnson’s Annual The Family Reunion event at her Forbes-Five Star luxury flagship resort Salamander Middleburg in Virginia. The annual event is an immersive experience celebrating diversity in hospitality that brings notable black chefs together from across the country recognizing diversity in the culinary space. The mission of The Family Reunion is to nurture, develop and celebrate racial and ethnic diversity within the next generation of hospitality professionals.

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