Executive Pastry Chef
CHEF VEEJORUTH has enjoyed a long, successful career in pastry arts. A native of the East Indian island of Mauritius, Chef Veejoruth has served up his inspired creations to a global audience, having plied his trade in several countries including Jamaica, the United States, the Bahamas, Mexico, New Caledonia and the Dominican Republic.
As a young man in Mauritius, Chef Veejoruth was bitten by the pastry bug at a part-time baking job whil also attending hotel and catering school. Fresh from his studies, he took over the bakery at the Saint Géran hotel in Mauritus. Recognizing that he needed to further his culinary education, he set out for the Turks and Caicos islands where, during a number of years, was employed by Sandals Resorts, Parrot Cay and Club Med. After a brief detour back to Mauritius, during which he obtained the assistant pastry chef position at the prestigious Victoria Hotel, he returned to as executive pastry chef on the beaches of Turks and Caicos Resort Villages & Spa. Here he continued to perfect his art during the following five years.
Long stints at beaches Negril Resort & Spa and Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa and specialty instruction in fine pastry, chocolate and sugar works at the über-esteemed Edward Notter School prepared him to become the group pastry chef for Sandals. He also studied under New York City’s celebrity cake designer Silvia Winstock, as well as Wendy Kromer.
With seemingly limitless energy - his peers call him ninja - Chef Veejoruth is constantly on the move. At Sandals, he oversaw the pastry departments at 20 hotels in five different countries, during this period, he trained and developed his staff of nearly 200 aspiring young pastry chefs.
Chef Veejoruth’s culinary innovations have earned him several awards throughout his career, among them the Le Saint Géran World Award for outstanding achievement, and bronze and silver medals in the pastry competition at Taste of the Caribbean. As it is customary every year, Chef Purmessur represented Jamaica in the 2011 Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami where he was awarded the Hans Schenk gold medal award.