At 41 years of life, 20 years of them at sea, 3 passports later, and 88 countries covered, this Career of mine has taught me Life, Art, and Expression, It’s fast-paced, exuberant, exotic, and challenging.

Traveling for work all these years and not knowing where I will travel to for my next assignment is exciting. The ingredients you are yet to experience and the dishes you are yet to create give me the inspiration, passion, and knowledge that keeps me in the game today and for this I am grateful. I would love to share my versatility, experience, and talent with you all, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

With my mother and father’s side being so diverse, I got to experience the best of both world’s city and country. I learned how to cook from the best, my grandmother, always cook with love, always use fresh and most of all have fun.

Food is my life and my passion. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t create something new, food to me is innovative, vibrant, and exotic. Every day starts with a challenge and always ends with a smile. Cooking is an adventure that takes you to that place just with one bite.

“I love the way food works, it about putting your soul into it and making people happy.”-A. Bantoft


  • Antigua Charter Yacht Culinary Contest 2009 – 1st, 2nd & Best overall

  • B.V.I.- Yacht Show 2009 Culinary Contest - Two 1st & 2nd place

  • Finalist, Excellence In-State Tourism Award 2005

  • Silver Medalist State Culinary contest 2004

  • Finalist Best Restaurant Metropolitan Area 2001

  • Restaurant Of The Year Award 2000


  • The Super Yacht Life – Interview sea life

  • Yacht Essentials – Interview charter chef

  • City Life Magazine – Interview charter chef

  • Degustation Dining – Interview Charter life

  • The List Magazine – Interview Yacht Chef

  • Triton Magazine - Interview Yacht Chef