Hailing from St. Anne’s Parish, Jamaica, Chef Patrick has no difficulty making noise with the taste buds of his worldwide audience. Celebrity chef Wenford Patrick Simpson has extended his culinary talent to some of the world’s most notable individuals in the entertainment space from Mack Wilds (as seen on VH1’s The Breaks) to Hillary Clinton (2017 Presidential Democratic Candidate) to Adam Lambert (FOX’s American Idol). Known shortly as Chef Patrick, he is notorious for his successful collaborations between Caribbean spices, Southern cooking and American flair. “I treat my work very personally,” says Chef Patrick,
“Each dish I create, I want it to be a piece of art”.
Not only is Chef Patrick a veteran in the culinary arts, but his self-starter attitude and entrepreneurial mindset has afforded him opportunities as both a corporate and celebrity chef. If you’ve ever caught him on PIX11 News, NY1, or CBS, you’d notice his passion for intertwining culture through his foods and delivering strong messages through his culinary art. With that being said, it should come to no surprise that he uses his platform to break the negative stigmas of suicide and depression in New York’s Caribbean community. Now, Chef Patrick is using his success and influence to help save lives by bringing awareness to Mental Health victims.
Starting off as a mere high school intern at Club Caribbean Hotel, Chef Simpson has been recognized by top media outlets such as FOX 5 New York and FOX 5 DC, CBS, The Culinary Edge, Good News Jamaica and NBC’s Holiday Menu. From his Cajun Spinach Crawfish Fettuccine to Butterscotch Mango Oreo Cheesecake, Chef Simpson’s food has room for every and anybody with all different flavors. Not only can he throw down in the kitchen, but he specializes in ice sculpture carving, culinary writing, and hotline cookery. Fast forward to 2018, Chef Patrick has fed the likes of singer Jamie Foxx, actor Taye Diggs and even former president Bill Clinton; earned the New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit (2016) and Industry Leadership Award for Service Excellence (2017); and afforded him gigs at major events and platforms across the country.
Chef Patrick’s hometown pride has driven his most recent endeavors in the culinary and philanthropic industry as a chef, community outreach advocate and on-air personality. As a young high school student who started off in a bakery making coco bread and beef patties, Chef Patrick was determined to become the sart chef he knew he was born to be and more than just dinner rolls for intern credit. As stated by Chef Patrick, “Believe in yourself. Love what you do. Believe in your fate.”