Enjoy Dinner, Support Local Culinary Student

January 14, 2015

[Updated] The public will soon have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal while assisting a local culinary student, with Ricai Walker-Williams set to host “A Taste of Home,” a fundraising event that will offer a three course dinner to its attendees, with funds raised to go towards supporting his time at university in the United Kingdom.

The “A Taste of Home” fundraiser event will provide diners with a three course dinner, along with live entertainment, with each dish served containing locally sourced foods.

All funds raised during the event will be contributed towards Mr. Walker-Williams’ third year Culinary Arts Management course at University College Birmingham. Specifically, the funds will go towards his university tuition, accommodations, books, and culinary uniforms.

Ricai Walker-Williams:

Ricai Walker-Williams

In advance of the event, the 24-year-old said, “I chose to become a chef because it is a profession that you can never stop learning about. Also I do not only consider working as a chef a career, but I also consider it a passion.

“I have wanted to pursue culinary arts and the hospitality industry most of my life,” added Mr. Walker-Williams, who graduated from The Berkeley Institute.

“For example, my very first time cooking I enjoyed it, and I knew that I wanted to make it my career choice. Even though I am in the early stages of becoming a chef, I find it exciting because of the many dishes that can be created.”

Some of Ricai Walker-Williams’ culinary creations:


“After graduating I plan on returning home to Bermuda and working my way to become a head chef and a restaurateur,” Mr. Walker-Williams told Bernews. “Also I plan to help guide and influence other Bermudians to become chefs.”

The event will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Fourways Inn. The dress code is smart casual, and tickets are $70 per person, with patron’s ticket priced at $100 per person.

Tickets will go on sale by the middle of January. For more information, please see the event’s Facebook page.

Update Jan 21, 8.30am: Tickets are now available for purchase at Fourways Inn or by contacting Mr. Walker-Williams directly.


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  1. Devonshire says:

    Wow that’s great congratulations Racai! I will be there :)

    • Karma says:

      This is an awesome idea! I love it and will support it! To often our young people expect a hand out. I love that this young man has put lots of thought into this and is working hard to achieve his goal. Something tells me that with this much drive, determination and ambition, he will become a world-class chef.

  2. WhistleBlower says:

    Very innovative concept young man I will come out to support you!!
    ALL the best <3

  3. Proud proud bystander says:

    Go Ricai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The food looks truly good!
    All folks of all ages should support this Young talented Bermudian as he is an inspiration to young Bermudians!

    I will be there!

    Your GF! :)

  4. Former teacher says:

    So happy for you Ricai, and thankful that you found a career that you are truly passionate about! Wishing you all the best – you are off to a splendid start!!!!!!!

  5. D says:

    Good job

  6. my view says:

    Bermuda this is an good example of who our youth really are . Young gifted and bermudian. We must support efforts like this .I believe this young man will make us proud,his family proud and last but not least him self very proud .I cant wait to sample his creations . C u there.

  7. Tiger Lily says:

    Fantastic, great university, wonderful idea and I hope many of us can support this young Bermudian man and help him meet his quest.