Chef Patrick Simpson Prepare Food from the Heart
Good food normally happens when good people prepare it for the ones they love. Chef Wenford Patrick Simpson Armed with an international flare and a penchant for comfort food, Chef Patrick quickly disarms you with his charm and tenacity for excellence. Imagine a food experience like no other. A dish bursting with infused spices, tender cuts and the freshest herbs. My passion is to take you on that journey of flavors…Each taste entices, but satisfies; tempts, but fulfills…
Chef Patrick began cooking as a young child in St. Ann’s Parish, Jamaica. In high school, he interned at Club Caribbean and was offered a job immediately after graduation. He worked in several resorts and then took his talents to the seas, working for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Disney Cruise lines. After returning to the land, he settled in New York City where he took the Executive Chef position at Negril Restaurant.
Chef Patrick now delights customers at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill and the Highland Ballroom in the heart of New York City. When he isn’t in the kitchen overseeing anywhere from 40 to 50 people, he’s handing out samples in Times Square or giving presentations in Bloomingdales or Macy’s.
Chef Patrick pushes the boundaries in the kitchen, creating a truly unique dining experience born out of Caribbean spices, Southern cooking and an American flair. Each dish he creates is a work of art, not only in flavor combinations, but on the plate as well.
Customers, co-workers and peers all agree that Chef Patrick’s demeanor is as palatable as the food he creates. Known for his mild-mannered approach in the kitchen, he is hailed for drawing out the best in everyone he encounters.
Everyone is treated with respect and equality, from strangers to celebrities. No one is exempt from his genuine buoyant personality.
Pull your chair up to his table; get your knife and forks ready. You haven’t seen or tasted anything yet from Chef Wenford Patrick Simpson.
In the words of Chef Patrick, Believe in yourself. Love what you do. Believe in your fate.
Chef Patrick is not only a terrific chef, he’s a nice, down-to-earth person. There are not enough nice words to say about him. Many chefs — many people in the arts — are temperamental. Not him. If there is a criticism, he listens to everyone. It’s an art in itself. He is just that way and it comes out in his food. He knows how to talk to people. He knows how to make people want to work for him, and he gets people to enjoy what they are doing.
According to owner, Miss Lillie, “He’s very human. I feel honored to know him. I adore him. His food is the product of his personality.”
These days Chef Patrick is normally in NYC at BB Kings Restaurant in Times Square.