Four Seasons Anguilla announces residency with chef Kerth Gumbs

This November, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is set to partner with acclaimed chef Kerth Gumbs to introduce a six night residency at SALT, the Resort’s signature restaurant, which pays homage to the island’s history as a salt producer.

The residency, taking place nightly from 12-18 November, will provide culinary enthusiasts and novices alike with an opportunity to indulge in Gumb’s creative interpretations of classic dishes, using locally sourced ingredients. A special three-course menu and a seven-course tasting will be on offer to guests.

Highlights of the menu will include innovative take on a canapé of jerk coronation chicken with sweet potato and oregano, an entrée of ox cheek and tail with confit shallot and mac n’ cheese, and a ‘Eat and make a (Eton) Mess’ dessert combining lemon verbena meringue, fennel pollen, raspberry and rose.

The partnership will further extend through to the resort’s two beachfront venues Bamboo Bar & Grill and Half Shell Beach Bar, with Gumbs creating a limited edition dish for each menu to be enjoyed throughout his residency.

“It’s an honour to be partnering with Four Seasons Anguilla this November,” comments Chef Gumbs. “Having grown up on the island and discovering my passion for food, I wanted to create a memorable menu that not only remains true to my roots but also provides creative twists to some Anguillian classics.”

“We’re very excited to be welcoming home-grown talent at SALT,” adds Diego Angarita, General Manager of Four Seasons Anguilla. “We have long admired Chef Gumbs’ work and hope that our guests will enjoy this unique experience to savour the culinary delights of our island.”

During his residency, Chef Gumbs will also be inviting local chefs and students to join him for a private cooking class where they will have the opportunity to learn how to create some of Chef’s signature dishes, perfect their recipes and learn new skills.

Chef Gumbs’ experience spans over 17 years working with some of the world’s best chefs and restaurateurs including Joël Robuchon, Sir Terence Conran, Tom Aikens, Chris Corbin and Jeremy King. In his most recent role as Head Chef of the critically acclaimed Ormer Mayfair, Gumbs was praised for his consistently outstanding seasonal menus since the restaurant’s launch in 2016. Prior to Ormer, Gumbs held senior roles at both The Arts Club in London as well as at Jason Atherton’s Singapore venue Esquina in 2011. Gumbs was the winner of the dessert course in the prestigious BBC Great British Menu 2020 which celebrated 150 years of children literacy.