was born in Guyana but spent many of her formative years in Barbados.
Her many careers
include secretary, sales representative, businesswoman, publisher and
homemaker. But, most of all she loves entertaining and cooking - so much so
that she has been nicknamed ‘The Mighty Entertainer’ by her friends. This
passion has led Anne-Marie along a very "long & winding road" to her current
career of Food Processor. Along the way she has authored 'Treasures of My
Caribbean Kitchen', which features Caribbean Food, History and Culture. Her
book is published by Macmillan of London and is sold throughout the
Caribbean and the UK.
Anne-Marie is the
Managing Director and creative genius behind the entire range of Native
Treasures Gourmet Products. Her children (as she likes to call them) bring
together the flavors of the Islands in very creative and unique ways that
excite and tantalize the taste buds!!!!
Native Treasures was
Incorporated in 1996 and Anne-Marie set out to create a line of food
products that would appeal to the pallets of both locals and visitors to our
beautiful Island. To accomplish this, she first had to be trained in the
science of Food Processing and this was done at the Caribbean Agricultural
Research Institute in Trinidad.
Since creating food
products came so naturally to her, she had to find other ways to channel her
energies. Over the years these have ranged from cooking demonstrations in
Barbados, on Cruise Ships, the USA, Europe and Japan to TV shows and cooking
classes for visitors to our Island. One of these classes, which was booked
over the Internet, caught her totally by surprise when the participants
arrived in a coach escorted by the Police. It was only then that she
realized exactly who her students were. They were the wives and girlfriends
of the touring South African cricket team. A short time later the
cricketers turned up and quickly proved to be equally as talented at cooking
as they were at playing cricket.
When Anne-Marie is not
working she can be found performing as a Calypsonian in the Celebrity Tent
during Crop Over, playing the steel pan or hovering around a Karaoke
microphone. These activities bring her immense pleasure as she is very
passionate about music and finds it to be a great stress reliever.
desire is to introduce Caribbean Cuisine to the world.