Introducing Patrice Campbell, one of the newest members of our team here at HAB. Originally hailing from the frosty terrains of Canada, Patrice’s journey has taken her from the icy landscapes of Manitoba to the sun-kissed shores of Turks and Caicos. Despite the polar bear population back home, she found herself drawn to the tranquil ambiance of our island, where the serene surroundings fuel her creativity and focus, a far cry from the vibrant energy of her Jamaican upbringing.

With over two decades of experience in the industry, Patrice’s culinary journey began at the tender age of 15. Starting as a sandwich maker at Chez Max in Kingston, she swiftly honed her skills, crafting delectable delights such as her favorite ham and cheese sandwich with pepper jelly. While pursuing her MBA in General Management at the University of Technology, Jamaica, Patrice continued to work diligently, balancing her academic pursuits with her passion for cooking. Her dedication led her to the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, where she earned her certification as a Professional Chef.

Patrice’s culinary odyssey took her on an immersive tour of different culinary landscapes across three states. Her internships at the Breakers Hotel in Florida, the Ausable Golf and Country Club in upstate New York, and Wendy’s in Pennsylvania exposed her to a diverse array of cuisines. From the Mexican influences of Pennsylvania to the Puerto Rican and Haitian flavors of Florida – all provided her with a unique tapestry of culinary experiences which she now brings to Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club – like her Tacos, Cubano sandwich and 19’s Signature Smash Burger.

Joining the HAB family has been a breath of fresh air for Patrice, who appreciates the authentic atmosphere and camaraderie among the staff. She believes in the power of teamwork and is always ready to lend a helping hand, whether it’s peeling potatoes or baking a Black Forest Gateaux. An educator at heart, Patrice is also very keen on bringing additional training into the kitchen. So far, the staff have completed their ServeSafe with additional American Culinary Federation training, covering everything from tomatoes to tortes. The biggest change in the kitchen has been the desire to learn and want to learn new things and explore culinary adventures. Her motto: Good Food is Happy Food.

Patrice’s love for the beach is palpable; she finds solace in leisurely walks along the shoreline, indulging in weekly swims in the azure waters of our gorgeous ocean. For additional inspiration, she often ventures to the nearby sandbar immersing herself in the Caribbean allure that surrounds us.

Looking towards the future, Patrice envisions introducing theme nights, bigger private functions and developing an offshoot for external catering.  Her favorite dish, Prime Rib, reflects her appreciation for culinary excellence, while her preferred drink, Johnny Walker Black, adds a touch of sophistication to any occasion. Don’t forget if you are looking for catering, look to Patrice to come up with an excellent and inventive culinary trip.

We extend a warm welcome to Patrice as she joins our management team, confident that her passion for food and dedication to excellence will leave a lasting impression on our establishment. And be sure to catch her captivating performances at David Been’s Karaoke, where she shares her musical talents with the world with her favorite “Shy Guy” by Diana King. With Patrice on board, the future of HAB is brighter than ever.

4 Replies to “Spotlight on Patrice”

  1. Beautifully said! Definitely an asset to this company.

  2. Elizabeth Barrett 2 months ago

    I’ve know Patrice for over 20 years and she’s just a star. No surprise she’s shining so bright in Turks & Caicos. Wherever Patrice goes excellence follows. “Patrice you rock you’re a superstar”

  3. Kimberly Anderson 2 months ago

    I met her. Loved her…. She is a beautiful soul. You have a GEM with her.

  4. I am so proud of my daughter she mee the world to me I no that sky is the limit for her and one day she going to be a CEO for a good company 💓

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