About Me

Hello and Welcome! I'm a West Indian native, from the island of Dominica to be exact. I have many interests however, I wish to invite you to share my passion for food... both cooking and eating!

Growing up in the islands, it's pretty much expected that young girls learn to cook very early. It's no surprise that I ended up in the kitchen at a young age!

I developed a particular interest in food production. I began nurturing my talent from high school in my Food and Nutrition classes, all the way through college where I pursued a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management with a food production concentration.

My recipes are what I call Caribbean Fusion. Having lived in both the Caribbean and New Orleans, I am heavily influenced and inspired by the cuisines of both places. That in effect is reflected in my recipes and gives rise to delightfully bold flavors.

Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Facebook (@cookingwithval on all platforms). I look forward to your comments, questions and regular visits. Thank you for stopping by Cooking with Val!