My interest in The Culinary Arts began in Elementary School where I excelled in Cooking Class and failed miserably in Wood Shop. My Mother was a Great Cook and an even Better Baker who encouraged my Culinary Creativity. High School Summer Jobs included being a Dishwasher and Pot Boy in a New Jersey YMCA Camp; where The Chef took me aside to teach cooking skills. A part time job in Graduate School found me working in a University Dining Hall Kitchen.

Fast Forward; I was living in Grenada and traveling throughout The Eastern Caribbean. Fascinated by and Passionate about The Local Cuisine; I made friends with a Native Chef and hung out in the Chef's kitchen adding a New Set Of Culinary Skills. Moving back to the USA; I was financially broke and unable to find a job. I enrolled in a Job Training Program learning to become a Professional Chef. I have cooked in Upscale Hotels, Resorts and Private Clubs in The United States and The Grand Cayman before developing my Personal Gourmet Product Line “Caribbean Sunset Gourmet”.

Pictured with me is “Lola”. I Rescued “Lola” from “The Kill List” at The Local Dog Pound. Since adopting and giving “Lola” “A Forever Home”; My Company America’s Best Gourmet Gifts Donates A Portion Of Annual Profits to Pet Rescue Groups in The United States and Abroad. Contact me at my E-mail Address to recommend Making A Donation To A Non Profit/Volunteer Pet Rescue Group in Your Community.

Additionally; “Lola” and I “Give Back To The Community” via Weekly One Hour Pet Therapy Visits to Residents in An Alzheimer's Residential Care Facility. We receive Much More back than we could ever give.

“He has approached The Latin American Market with Respect of The Business Culture and a Pragmatic Step-By-Step Approach Creating A Very Good Reputation.”
Marco Albarran,
Senior Latin America Trade Consultant.
Mexico City, Mexico
“As a producer/director for several food and wine TV/new media shows in China; I would like to recommend Rod as someone who has a good understanding of China market.”
(Made In Support Of A USA Application To A Food Industry Business Accelerator)
Sarah Zhang,
China Gourmet Lifestyle Key Opinion Leader
Shanghai City, China