Yvette Michelle LaCrette

Personal Chef & Caterer

Yvette Michelle LaCrette

Personal Chef & Caterer

Biography

Yvette is from the beautiful islands of Grenada Carriacou and Petite Martinique.  Undoubtedly, she consider herself one of the hardest working chef’s in New York.  True to her roots as a “City Girl” and “Caribbean native”, Yvette earned her cooking skills by watching and learning from her grandmother. Her grandmother was one of Grenada’s most sought after cooks; traveling extensively with Grenada’s national netball, cricket and basketball teams, while also presiding over some of the country’s most auspicious social gatherings.

Having soaked up the smorgasbord of aromas and culinary delights from her grandmother’s kitchen, by the time she moved to New York in the late ‘80’s she was already infused with the “passion to cook and create”.  Upon moving to the United States, she began baking cakes, tarts, pastries and desserts for Christmas and Easter events for friends and family, but had a passion for cooking that went beyond West Indian culture.  In 2001 I enrolled into the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York.

Yvette worked in New York City; Italian eateries Le Madre in Manhattan, as Chef de cuisine at Negril Village in Greenwich Village and Executive Chef at Tamboril Latin Fusion restaurant in the trendy Fort Greene area of Brooklyn, NY.  She was featured on several New York TV stations and magazines: Fox 5 News, WPIX Channel 11, Gourmet Institute (celebrating tourism) Caribbean life and The Daily news.  She found myself in the enviable position of getting offered a position as the personal chef for Supermodel Naomi Campbell.  As Ms. Campbell’s personal chef Yvette has the pleasure of preparing meals for some of Hollywood most dazzling and celebrated personalities, such as, Floral Designer extraordinaire Eric Buterbaugh, Musical Genius Lenny Kravitz, Cameron Diaz, Mick Jagger, Kate Moss and Steve Stoute who introduced her to and had her cook for his friend Jay Z & Beyoncé and recently for Usher.

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Spicing Up the Caribbean Brand

10:30 -11:45
Crown Ballroom