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Tristan Welch
Tristan Welch is the New Executive Chef for The Cotton House on the island of Mustique. In his new role, Chef Welch will be bringing his creative flair and skill to enhance the guest dining experience at both Verandah restaurant and The Beach Café. His focus will be creating sophisticated menus that highlight sustainably-sourced local produce and seafood, complementing the culture and location of the island by marrying his passionate and inventive style with the exotic flavors of Mustique and traditional Caribbean styles of cooking. A prominent culinary figure in the UK, Chef Welch brings over fifteen years’ experience to his new post at Mustique, including three years as head chef at Gordon Ramsey’s Petrus at The Berkeley, during which time the restaurant received two Michelin stars. He went on to re-launch Launceston Place in Kensington, where he created a modern British menu, received with rave reviews by the critics. Chef Welch began his career with the Award of Excellence from the Academy of Culinary Arts, which recognizes exceptional talent and ambition in young chefs, and has continued to receive accolades ever since, from winning the prestigious Gordon Ramsay Scholarship Award to being recognized by GQ as one of the UK’s ‘Top 100 Most Influential Men’.

Entries by Tristan Welch

Christmas Is a Holiday Cracker on the Beach!

(0) Comments | Posted December 25, 2014 | 5:38 PM

I've always loved a roast goose for Christmas - there's something quite Dickensian about it, the way the meal conjures fond memories of A Christmas Carol. Last year, sadly, our goose missed the Christmas table and arrived on the 28th of December (that's what you call "on Caribbean time"). It...

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Thanksgiving, Island Style

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 10:02 AM


I'm from the UK so Thanksgiving isn't a holiday I grew up celebrating, but with so many Americans coming to Mustique, it has become a tradition my family and I look forward to each year. A lot of guests stay in some of...

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Ode to a Coconut

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 5:39 PM

It's incredible how a single ingredient can change a chef's perspective. For me it was the coconut.

Though I've spent years in kitchens across the U.K., it wasn't until I moved to Mustique that I discovered the wonders of this fascinating little fruit. Mustique is lush with coconut trees and...

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Can Fish Be Too Fresh?

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 3:26 PM

I've been a chef for close to 20 years in kitchens across the UK from London to Scotland and back again. Over the past two decades I have been fortunate to work with and learn from some of the most amazing chefs, from Gary Rhodes to Michel Roux Jr. to...

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