Shorne Benjamin

Fat Fowl

Biography

Shorne Benjamin creates with a disregard for rules, infusing traditional Caribbean cuisine with unexpected flavors from around the globe.

Shorne’s keen sense of flavor and culinary experimentation began at the age of 7 in St. Lucia under the watchful eye of his grandmother, but he deferred this dream to become a stockbroker at Bank of... READ MORE

Shorne Benjamin creates with a disregard for rules, infusing traditional Caribbean cuisine with unexpected flavors from around the globe.

Shorne’s keen sense of flavor and culinary experimentation began at the age of 7 in St. Lucia under the watchful eye of his grandmother, but he deferred this dream to become a stockbroker at Bank of New York Mellon on Wall Street. Following the 2008 economic downturn, he returned to his first love: culinary. He graduated from the prestigious French Culinary Institute and worked alongside renowned masters such as Chef Jean-Georges at ABC Kitchen and Chef James Jermyn at Maloney & Porcelli in New York. In 2010, Shorne joined Andaz 5th Avenue (Hyatt) team, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, he proceeded to open Fat Fowl in 2021.

Over the years, Shorne has added his unique signature to the dynamic realm of culinary artistry, a distinctive style known as New Age Caribbean®.

Shorne’s career highlights include an annual presentation at the illustrious James Beard Foundation and competing on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay and Chopped!. Shorne is a regular participant at the Food Network’s Annual Wine and Food Festivals in New York and South Beach, Citi’s Taste of Tennis events across the world, and at the Annual Rum & Rhythm Benefit Gala. Shorne has appeared on TV as a guest chef on NBC’s “6 In the Mix” and WGN-TV Chicago’s “Midday Fix” cooking segments. In 2017, he added “winner” of the Grace® Jamaican Jerk Festival Celebrity Chef Throw Down to his resume. Shorne also gained international acclaim as a guest chef at Mimo’s in London; featured chef at the British Virgin Island’s Food Fete; semi-finalist in the 11th International Iron Chef Competition in Toronto; participant in the 2015 and 2016 Food & Spirits Festivals in Haiti; and the inaugural chef for the 2016 Celebrity Guest Chef Series at the award-winning Cliff Restaurant located at the Five Star Cap Maison Hotel & Spa in St. Lucia.

 

 

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