About Chef Andre

Chef Andre came from humble beginnings. Being raised in a small town in Jamaica, by a single working mother. As a young boy, he spent countless hours in his grandmother’s kitchen watching her cook savory Jamaican dishes for the family to enjoy.

His grandmother would have him help her with chores around the kitchen and would show him how to make some of her family’s favorites. He soon developed a love for playing around with the spices used in marinating various foods.

He was inspired by how food told a story, conveyed love, brought people together, and the reactions that “flava” had on people as they ate. He knew then that he wanted to create Caribbean inspired “flava” in his dishes to get those same loving reactions that his grandmother received when she cooked.

The skills taught by his dear grandmother paved the way for him to manifest his dream as the Owner & Executive Chef of Dre’s Island Flava. Chef Andre, creates his own recipes and dishes, has the final culinary influence over his menus, which fuses the Jamaican cooking of his youth with Caribbean “flava” bringing a melting pot of cultural cuisines for all ethnic backgrounds to enjoy.

When he’s not preparing cuisines; he enjoys spending time with his two beautiful daughters.

Every dish Chef Andre creates is nourishing, delicious, and feeds the mind, body, and soul. “flava”! Is what we do.