As a native of Trinidad, West Indies, Curtis Ross grew up along palm-lined beaches and rolling hills with a year-round bounty of fruits, vegetables, and spices, which served as a rich environment and laid a foundation for his pursuits as a chef, culinary consultant and lifestyle specialist.
He has been named the â€œChef of Choiceâ€? to an array of prominent clients with sophisticated culinary tastes nationwide. His unusual marriage of dishes from the Americas through the Far East was an innovation that led Chef Ross to develop his unique Africala cooking style, best described as an elegant fusion of the cuisines from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Ross refined his craft while traveling to villages and cities around the world. These culinary explorations have taken him throughout Costa Rica, Panama, and El Salvador, where he has sampled and learned the rich traditional foods of these regions.
He also lived in numerous regions of Africa, including South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal. Raised in a family of herbalists, Chef Ross began blending spices to create enticing dishes with fresh, organic ingredients as a child. Today, Ross has his own line of signature spice mixtures, which are the key ingredients for flavoring every dish in his expanding collection.
As a well traveled personal chef to an array of high-profile clients including Will Smith, Jada Pickett-Smith, Daniel Snyder, Russell Simmons and others, Chef Ross has created menus that are tasteful and delicious, yet still promote a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy lifestyle options by Chef Ross are a collection of new innovations in healthy dining with a fusion of todayâ€™s popular diets. With an original flair, Chef Ross selectively interprets the many dietary theories to create delicious, healthy dishes that do not compromise taste.
The unusual combination of ingredients and spices enlivens each dish with an intriguing taste that makes healthy dining an unforgettable experience that is far removed from everyday fare. From shopping at your local markets to combining a variety of food, Chef Ross takes you through a new experience and way of thinking about healthy eating that evolves around fresh, organic ingredients, prepared with a remarkable twist.