BIM’S BEST: Familiar faces among Macaroni Pie finalists
By now you should certainly remember both the name and the face as there are some familiar finalists in the Best Macaroni Pie category of Bim’s Best.
The Egans of Marco Polo Bar and Grill, Rictoria Forde of Sea Ya Beach Bar, Diandra Lowe of DD’s Catering, Angela Goring of Ryanne’s Restaurant and Sandra Wilkinson of Smiles Cook Shop are all multi-category finalists in Bim’s Best.
Read on to learn more about all of the finalists in the macaroni pie category and don’t forget to vote!
Sally Egan & Marc Egan /Marco Polo Bar and Grill
Years in food business: 3.5 (Sally) 8 (Marc – was a cook in the UK many moons ago)
How do you feel about being nominated for Bim’s Best?
Sally: I feel really excited and proud!
Marc: Like Sally proud that our cooking technique is being noticed and the use of great local fresh produce is paying off.
What do you love the most about what you do?
Sally: I love showcasing local produce [and] supporting the local economy.
Marc: Making people happy – we have a small place that is simple and comfortable, making you feel at home…our guests become friends.
Rictoria Forde/ Sea Ya Beach Bar, Dover
Years in food business: 10 years
How do you feel about being nominated for Bim’s Best? Great! Excited but still shocked that someone [could] choose me.
What do you love the most about what you do? I just like that I can put a smile on somebody’s face and actually serve people. I learned to cook growing up doing work around the temple [as] I’m a Spiritual Baptist and we have the Cou-cou village so all of my training comes from there.
Diandra Lowe/ DD’s Catering
Age: 25 years old
Years in food business: 5 years, 1.5 years
How do you feel about being nominated for Bim’s Best? Amazing. It’s amazing. Wow!
What do you love the most about what you do? I just love to showcase my talent. I love to make people happy. People love to eat and once they are happy qith the food they are happy. Bajan cuisine is my speciality.
Angela Goring / Ryanne’s Restaurant
Years in the food business: about 28 years – I started in banking then switched to hospitality.
How do you feel about being nominated for Bim’s Best? I’m excited actually. I’ve never been nominated for anything like this before so I want to see where it can take me.
What do you love the most about what you do? There is so much I love about what I do. I love everything. I love being able to interact with people that come in here. I love making sure they have a really great dining experience, love to see the smiles and when they tell you ‘oh that was delicious’. That keeps me going when I see my customers are happy because of the food we provide for them and the service.
Sandra Wilkinson/ Smiles Cook Shop
Full name: Sandra Wilkinson
Years in food business: 13 years
Been nominated for Bim’s Best – how do you feel?: Surprised!
What do you love the most about what you do? Seeing my customers happy.