The Barbados Food and Rum Festival is a mecca for foodies all over the world, where Barbados’ finest culinary talent is celebrated. Held by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, each year the festival transforms the month of October into a culinary escapade. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival has become one of the most sought-after festivals in the world featuring local and international chefs, renowned rum producers and culinary personalities.
Chef Nicholas Ifill is a sous chef at Apes Hill Barbados. Chef Ifill finds great pleasure in tantalizing tastebuds and showcasing his talents locally and regionally for Barbados.
His love and passion for the culinary arts started at a very young age, and years later he is now an award-winning chef.
Bajan chef Steffi Sealy had a passion for the culinary arts since 15, after watching FOOD Network with her maternal grandmother from Jamaica. After completing Spanish, French and English Literature CAPE at Queen's College, Steffi went to the University of Technology in 2007 to pursue her dream of becoming a Head Chef.
There, she pursued a Bachelor's degree in Food Service Management with a Culinary Arts Major graduating in 2011. She was intent on starting her journey and began working at Accra Beach Hotel, followed by several of the top restaurants in Barbados. From Commis chef at Primo in 2017 to Sous chef at Eco Lifestyle and Lodge in 2022, she then opened the new Zemi Cafe in Bathsheba as the Head Chef, achieving her dream.