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Hometown: Scarborough, Ont.
Occupation: Hospital Housekeeper
Audition Dish: Curried Shrimp with Potato purée, Duck Fat Carrots, and Sage Chips
Food Dream: To open a modern Jamaican catering company with his dad
Andre’s passion for food began in his family’s home country of Jamaica, where his dad ran a successful restaurant. Since relocating to Canada, Andre has worked hard to hone his skills, hoping to beat his dad and become the best chef in the house. Over the years he has taught himself to elevate and modernize classic Caribbean dishes, dreaming of opening a catering company with his dad that blends their two unique styles. As a housekeeper in a hospital operating ward, Andre feels that his job has prepared him for the pressure of the competition. His ability to be organized and detail-oriented with no room for error has led to a signature sophisticated plating style that he hopes will make him stand out from the other home cooks.