Hugh A. Sinclair is better known as Chef Irie. Currently a South Florida resident, Chef Irie is originally from the island of Jamaica. He is a professionally certified personal chef and caterer with a passion for amazing food and great service.
Our chef, and host of Seasons 1 and 2 of Taste the Islands, has an interesting history. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Then he switched focus to earn an Associate’s degree in the Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in North Miami.
He has worked at some of South Florida’s premier establishments including Turnberry Isle Resort, Charlie’s Crab, Cascades and Bimini Boatyard. At these outlets, he gained valuable professional experience in cuisine far beyond that reflecting his Caribbean upbringing. Today he fuses the influence of the islands with the influence of his travels through Europe and the Far East. His audience can see his palpable love for learning about cuisine from around the world. See him in the national television series Taste the Islands on Create TV and on PBS stations around the country.