On today's episode of All in the Industry®, Shari Bayer is joined by Digby Stridiron, a native of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where is currently the chef of Braata, Ama at Cane Bay, and Breakers Roar in Christiansted. You could say that Digby was born into food. He grew up around what many today call the “slow food” movement—fresh, locally harvested ingredients and proteins gathered from the sea just steps away. Add to that a West Indian culinary tradition influenced by the African diaspora. With a deep focus on food equality, Digby is ultimately inspired by seasonal ingredient, regional recipes but allowing history to guide him. He was previously the chef/co-owner of the award-winning restaurant "balter" in St. Croix, which received numerous accolades. A community leader, Digby has served as a culinary ambassador for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and received the 2014 Chef of the Year award from the Caribbean Tourism Association. He also founded WICA (West Indian Chefs Alliance). Today's show also features Shari's PR tip; Industry News discussion, including COVID-19; and Solo Dining experience at North Fork Inn & Table in North Fork, Long Island. Listen at Heritage Radio Network; subscribe/rate/review our show at iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. Follow us @allindustry. Thanks for being a part of All in the Industry®. Stay safe and well.
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Image courtesy of Digby Stridiron.
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