Chef Thomas originates from Kingston Jamaica and met his Dutch wife Debby in Curaçao in 2010. Thomas’ parents use to run a ‘foodshop’ in the late 1980s, while Debby’s parents owned a beach restaurant for about 25 years. After graduating from food and nutrition school in Jamaica, Thomas worked all over the Caribbean. In the meantime, Debby completed a degree in management and economics, and has worked for several companies in the hospitality and entertainment industry. The perfect ‘Horeca’ couple got married and when their son was born they decided to move to Debby’s native Holland. It only took them about half a year to open their own restaurant ‘Chef Thomas Cafe & Catering’ in 2014, a place where two different cultures and their love for hospitality blossom. “We were not planning to open a restaurant yet, but it was like we were walking into our dream, so we decided to just jump in and open Chef Thomas,” says Debby.