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Meet Chef Helena

Posted By LocalShops1, Monday, April 01, 2013

Island Flavors And Tings
1411 49th St. S, Gulfport

Tasting Tickets available for Top Local Chef, April 28 in St. Pete

Chef Helena's story
Chef Helena was on her way from Jamaica to New York in 1986, to work on a radio project, when she decided to stop n St. Pete to visit her aunt. She loved the area so much that she decided to stay. She met a group of Caribbean students from USF-St. Pete, and since they didn't have any family in the area, Helena started inviting them to dinners at her aunt's place. That's where Helena's love of cooking began.

Over the next several years Helena researched successful restaurants, read business books, attended workshops. And in 1995, she opened Island Flavors And Tings.

Island Flavors is well known all over Tampa Bay, in part because of Helena's community-minded attitude. Helena is always contributing to fundraisers and charities, and is actively involved in various civic and business organizations. She has received numerous honors, including being named Business Partner of the Year by the City of St. Petersburg in 2010 and one of the top three women-owned business in Pinellas County in 2009.


  Top Local Chef
takes place April 28 in St. Pete
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