Meet The Creative Mind Behind Skinny Fast – Keto Products – Barbados
Who is Anne Marie?
Founder, Local Manufacturing Genius and Lifelong Keto-er
Anne Marie began creating food items back in 1994. She married tropical fruit,
hot peppers and rum in unique ways that brought a fresh approach to Caribbean
manufactured condiments, confectionery, preserves and sauces. With the
assistance of the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation and Caribbean
Export she was able to showcase her product line at many Trade Shows across the
globe. This enabled them to enter several main stream markets overseas but over
time, it became clear they were better suited for the souvenir industry in the
Caribbean and were rebranded and repositioned.
As a result of attending the Trade Shows, Anne Marie was invited to be a Guest
Chef and perform cooking demonstrations at several of them. This exposure
brought Caribbean Cuisine into the spotlight, which was very well received and in
1999 her cookbook “Treasures Of My Caribbean Kitchen” was published by
Macmillan Publishers Ltd. in London.
The publication of her book, literally opened a new chapter and she began being
invited to Guest Chef on six star luxury cruise ships when they were in Caribbean
waters. She was charged with creating specialty menus for the Main Dining
Rooms and also did cooking demonstrations for passengers on days when the
ships were not calling at Ports. On one of her voyages, she was thrilled when the
Executive Chef produced her cookbook and said he had been using it as his guide
whenever the Ship was in the Caribbean!!!
Her motto, “Spread A Little Sunshine”, was fully realized when her rebranded gift
items made their way into souvenir shops locally and across the region.
As a result of the cruise ship passengers embracing authentic Caribbean Cuisine,
Anne Marie was encouraged to create a Rum Punch Cooking Party, where guests
experienced 4 hours of “hands on” Rum Punch making, dancing and cooking their
own lunch. This was a tremendous hit, as attested by the reviews on Trip Advisor.
However, everything tourism related came to a screeching halt in March 2020
when the pandemic arrived in Barbados.
The KETO Chapter…….
This unexpected down time, allowed Anne Marie to go into creative mode and
the result is her new product line of KETO Skinny Fast items.
Please browse our website and should you have any questions, Anne Marie will
be happy to respond to emails and WhatsApp messages.
She is still in creative mode and new items will be listed in the coming months.