Aleandro Brown has joined The Black Farmer as the company’s official chef, with an ambition to become the UK’s first black Michelin starred chef. The challenging role will see Aleandro put his creativity and passion for flavour to good use, as he creates inspiring and innovative Caribbean fusion recipes for the award-winning food and lifestyle brand.
The 26-year-old, who moved to the UK when he was 16, hails from the parish of St. Ann in Jamaica. He has spent several years working within the Gordon Ramsay group – at the Savoy, Maze, Royal Hospital Road and London House restaurants. Brown’s rising success continued when he worked to The Ritz, where he was part of the team when the hotel’s restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star; he then moved on to London’s stylish Sketch restaurant.
The gifted chef has launched his own brand for lovers of Caribbean food: FoodFusion95. He has also invested in a food van, with the intention of sharing his inventive dishes at events around the country. The Black Farmer founder, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, was blown away by Aleandro’s cooking and initiated the joint venture after sampling it for the first time.
Emmanuel-Jones commented, “When I met Aleandro I was so impressed by his cooking that I knew I had to get him on board with The Black Farmer, to share some of his exciting Caribbean fusion recipes with our customers. Aleandro mastered his cooking skills in some of the world’s best kitchens, and I know he will bring the same passion to our customers as The Black Farmer chef.
“I am delighted to support and champion such a talent who is deserving of his ambition. I have no doubt he will earn his Michelin star – watch this space!”