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Chef Yanikie
Bring the Caribbean home!

Yanikie is your 4.3 star chef in New York, for hire to cook American & Caribbean & International cuisines. Yanikie is excited to create your exclusive culinary experience with ChefXChange!



Private Chef

Summary of where the Chef’s cuisine is inspired from and how he/she goes about expressing it

My cuisine is inspired by the Caribbean. Caribbean food is very specific and sometimes scary territory for novices. I love to marry bold and unique flavors with those that are familiar.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Cumin
  • Sage
  • Cilantro
  • Fresh Seafood
  • Habanero Peppers
  • Chili Peppers
  • Thyme
  • Green Onions
  • Cloves
  • Fresh and unique fruit.


  • American
  • Caribbean
  • International
  • Mexican
  • Soul Food/Southern (US)

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Cooking Class
  • Corporate Event
  • Catering
  • Chef Consultancy

How did the Chef learn how to cook and what is his story?

I learned to cook in my grandmother's Jamaican kitchen. She cooked three times a day and put her heart and soul into making the best meals for our large extended family. I was the designated dorm chef in college and upon graduating, I started a catering business with my mother in Brooklyn NY. I love to cook because food brings people together but it also makes me happy to serve others in this way. I am still learning as a chef and many of my trained chef friends who teach me important skills are always amazed at my cooking skills and my growth.


  • Apprentice


No description provided.

Work Experience

Mere Et Fille
Head Chef (May 2009-Now)

Mere Et Fille is my own catering business. My mother and I prep and cook all the food for various events around NYC.


New York, NY, United States
Travel: 100 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Flexible
      Full refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees
    Reviews from Foodies:
    January 2016
    This is an automated post from ChefXChange. Chef Yanikie completed a booking. No review was left.
    November 2015
    Yanikie was great! Very professional and friendly and lovely to be around. The Jerk Shrimp skewers and Grouper were delicious! High recommend her :)
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