Created: Dec 03, 2018 2021 07:52
Raeven White was promoted to Sous Chef at Devil’s Isle Restaurant in Hamilton after becoming the first graduate of an in-house culinary training program presented by owners Take Five Ltd.
Mr. White, who succeeds Sherwin Mondejar in this role, will be responsible for overseeing the back of the house, which includes menu creation, chef management and kitchen operations.
The company said the training program prepared and trained Mr. White in kitchen management, menu planning, and health and safety.
Take Five said he is making a conscious effort to train and mentor young Bermudans in the culinary arts.
Mr White said: “I am excited and a little anxious about the new role. Devil’s Isle has a great team that I look forward to working with.
“The prospect of having creative control over the kitchen appeals to me.
“Take Five Ltd presented a great program that taught me things that I didn’t know. This opportunity allowed me to acquire a lot of knowledge and skills.
Matthew Pridham, Executive Chef, Restaurants and Catering, said: “We are delighted to welcome Raeven to the Devil’s Isle family.
“Chef Raeven is extremely talented, with an impressive culinary experience, and we are confident our guests will love what he brings to the table. “
He added: “Raeven joined us as Junior Sous Chef in October 2020, and we are delighted to see him evolve into this role. This position is exactly what we had in mind for him from the start.
Mr. White, who attended Bermuda College, has worked in the culinary field for ten years. Prior to joining Devil’s Isle, he worked at Village Pantry, Marcus, Hog Penny and Pickled Onion.
Jason Berwick, Co-Managing Director of Take Five, said: “We recognized Raeven’s local talent from the start.
“When we first interviewed him he had a passion, love and dedication for food which was very refreshing and contagious. He is an incredible addition to an already great team.
“We are sad to see our former sous chef Sherwin Mondejar leave, but we wish him the best in his next endeavors. Raeven has a large following who will continue to support him.
Take Five Ltd said it continues to seek potential candidates for other training opportunities within the company.
Raeven White, Deputy Chef at Devil’s Isle in Hamilton (Photo provided)