Chef Creig Greenidge, owner and Executive Chef of CM Catering, is the 2016 Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Rum & Rhythm Chef of the Year and the 2016 Embassy Chef Challenge winner and 2018/2019 (CTO) Rum &Rhythm people’s choice Chef of the year. On his first try in 2005, at the age of 25, he was then the youngest chef to win the Barbados Culinary Competition, copping the title of Barbados Chef of the Year.
This very talented Chef has achieved an almost meteoric rise in his career, moving from chef apprentice to Executive Chef in a few short years. He has worked at some of the island’s best restaurants and now owns both a catering company and a restaurant, providing gastronomic experiences for some of the most prestigious events in Barbados. A veteran on the Barbados Culinary Team, he has won numerous awards locally, regionally, and internationally. As a Culinary Ambassador for Barbados, Chef Creig’s passion has also taken him worldwide, including places such as Brazil, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, England, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, California, New York, and Puerto Rico, conducting cooking demonstrations, presenting cuisines at food festivals and promotional events. He has also hosted Living Well Caribbean - an eight-episode series for a Caribbean television cooking show.
Chef Creig knew from the age of 12 that he wanted to be a chef when he discovered his love of cooking in his mother’s kitchen. Upon finishing school, he gained his formal entry-level education at the Barbados Community College and did his internship under the tutelage of Chef Peter Edey, where he refined his knowledge of Caribbean cuisine. Chef Creig rose from Commis Chef to Head Chef at La Careenage Restaurant. He then moved on to become Sous Chef and quickly rose to Head Chef at Mosaic Restaurant. He was whisked away to take the post of Executive Chef at a south coast hotel and eventually moved to the west coast as Executive Chef for two hotels on the Gold Coast.
As Chef Creig continued to win awards and gain accolades, he made the move to realise his dream of owning his own restaurant and ventured into catering. With his style of Caribbean cuisine and his uncanny ability to create exciting and innovative culinary masterpieces, Chef Creig’s journey into entrepreneurship quickly became as meteorically successful as his culinary career. Recognised as one of Barbados’ top chefs, Chef Creig has achieved his goal of being at the top of his profession - an achievement he made with dedication to the preservation and elevation of Caribbean cuisine.