Yzanne Williams Chance
"I really, really, love cooking, I think it’s fun."
Chef Yzanne Williams-Chance is a self-made chef and pioneer chef of Tobago Blue Food Festival. She is a consistent participant at the annual Tobago Blue Food Festival and has dominated the competitive aspect through the years by copping prizes in the various categories with her mouth-watering concepts including most innovative dasheen dish.
Over the years, the Tobago Blue Food Festival has given local cooks and country chefs from the combined North-side villages of L’Anse Fourmi, Bloody Bay and Parlatuvier the space to showcase their culinary skills and innovative treats using Taro more commonly known as dasheen which is the famous root crop for the event.
Yzanne is the first person to publish a cookbook with dasheen based recipes. Her recipe book aptly named, Taste of Tobago Blue Food, boasts of 63 original, delicious and exciting culinary innovations made from the Tobago’s famous ground provision.
“My decision to create and publish a recipe book was to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Tobago Blue Food Festival. The festival has provided me with a great platform to grow and I will continue to go all out with my preparations to provide patrons with a unique culinary experience”.