Andrew Gaskin has done a few things in his time. He’s travelled the world, served dinner to Her Majesty, scooped award after award and now, will be taking on the role of Executive Chef at Belmond Cap Juluca, the global brand’s newest island-chic Caribbean hideaway.
It’s no secret that Gaskin’s culinary credentials are impressive. As the recipient of Best Chef Award 2017 (a top 300 list voted for by industry piers) and the winner of two silver medals at the ScotHot World Culinary Grand Prix, he brings his diverse culinary experience to the laid lack island of Anguilla. His goal? To offer guests a healthy, relaxed dining experience in the middle of paradise.
Chef Gaskin’s style of cooking is innovative, light, and inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, which he credits to his longstanding appreciation of locally available and grown produce. Prior to joining Belmond Cap Juluca, Chef Gaskin was Corporate Executive Chef of Maistra Hotels in Croatia and the Head Chef of Starwood hotels in Malta, Africa, China, Thailand, Sardinia and Bora Bora.
“Andrew’s expertise and artistry usher a new era in the Caribbean culinary scene and a commitment to creating menus and tasting experiences that are an extension of Anguilla’s healthy outdoor scene. The food we serve will reflect the wellbeing our clientele seek when they come to our serene shores.” says Tiago Moraes Sarmento, General Manager, Belmond Cap Juluca.
As Executive Chef, Gaskin will oversee all food and beverage operations at Belmond Cap Juluca, including the newly designed Pimms restaurant – an elegant beachfront dining experience – where the dishes are artful and the produce is local; CIP’s by Cipriani, Belmond’s legacy Italian restaurant; Maundays Lounge, a Peruvian tapas bar that draws inspiration from Belmond’s Peruvian portfolio; and a rustic beach seafood BBQ and bar, the eponymous The Cap Shack. Chef Gaskin will also design a prix fixe Chef’s Table menu with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal, sustainable ingredients: Gaskin will introduce every course and, at the end of the meal, will join the diners.
“I’m thrilled and honoured to be joining Belmond Cap Juluca to offer the highest quality of dining options to both local visitors and guests of the hotel.” Andrew Gaskin commented. “Belmond features a superlative cadre of inspiring chefs who have put their properties on the culinary map; I’m proud to be part of the family and I look forward to collaborating with many of them in the future.”
The new resort will be opening November 2018. Click here for more.