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                                                                                                                                                                   Annemarie Birkett
Annemarie Birkett is the creative genius behind all of Native Treasures Products. She was born in Guyana, South America and spent many of her growing-up years  in Barbados where she now lives. Her love of entertaining and cooking has resulted in her being nicknamed ‘The Mighty Entertainer’ by her friends. She is an Entrepreneur who manufactures exotic Gourmet products and an accomplished steelpan player – the steelpan, which is made from used oil drums, is the only musical instrument invented in the 20th century. Her biggest challenge is to balance her love of music (performing with a steel orchestra) with the management of her business since both demand her full attention.

Anne-Marie’s interest in Caribbean food has lead her to channel her creativity into the manufacture of her Gourmet Sauces, Jams and Confectionery which are made in Barbados and sold in the United States, England, Canada and the Caribbean under the Native Treasures Label. Along with Rum, she uses exotic fruit and peppers found in the region to produce her Tamangy Island Chutney, Rum BBQ Sauce, Pina-Colada jam and Rum Balls which are but a few of her creations.

Her slogan ‘Spread a Little Sunshine’ reflects her belief that the ‘Hot and Spicy’ cuisine of the Caribbean, which until now is one of its best kept secrets, should be shared with the world. She has authored ‘Treasures of My Caribbean Kitchen’, a cookbook which features authentic Caribbean recipes and culture from many Islands. She is frequently invited to make presentations on our food around the globe and has also hosted cooking shows on our local television channel.

In her quest to continue ‘Spreading a Little Sunshine’ she has conducted cooking demonstrations aboard cruise liners and has traveled as far away as Japan’s Tokyo Prince Hotel and the Intercontinental Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany. On these occasions, in addition to her presentations, she takes on the role of ‘Guest Chef’ where she works alongside the Executive Chefs, guiding them in the creation of unique Caribbean cuisine, a role which she finds most rewarding.​

​Welcome to our latest creations. More products will be added in the coming months.