Blending an earthy approach a result of his rural upbringing with the influence of Italian simplicity, Garfield Sterling, more affectionately known as “Maffi the Chef” is renowned as one of the greatest Jamaican chefs in the area. Born and raised in Moneague St Ann Jamaica, Maffi has always had an affinity to the art of cooking. From the age of 10 until the age of 27 Mr. Garfield perfected his craft and culinary mastery at Faith’s Pen Restaurant, owned and operated by his mother in Moneague St Ann Jamaica. At the age of 27 Mr. Sterling traveled to the U.S Virgin Islands to continue to perfect his craft. From the womb, Maffi always knew he was created to please others with his gifted hands in the kitchen.
“I love food and love to cook, I cook food to please the palate and feed the soul”. Mr. Sterling graduated the New England Culinary School in the British Virgin Islands. From his humble beginnings, he became the Sus Chef at Pusser’s West Indies in the British Virgin Islands. He remained in this capacity for a 3 year tenure proving himself to be skillful and creative enough to become the Executive Chef. Mr. Sterling created masterful dishes that became an island favorite for tourists and islanders of all ages. His use of spices not only tantalized the taste buds it nourished the spirits of all bite after sizzling bite. Every amazing dish is rich in all the flavors of the Caribbean, everything is carefully prepared, well seasoned, and bursting with flavor. After skillfully mastering his craft, Maffi moved to the New York Bronx and worked as Executive Chef at Gabriel’s Jamaican Cuisine for a 3 year tenure.
Mr. Sterling longed for an environment where he was free to showcase his creative expressions so he traveled to Windsor Mill MD where he became the Executive Chef at Island Cuisine. It was here where his creativity was free to soar with such creations as reggae pasta, Blissfully Blackened Salmon, and the zestiest Jerk chicken in the area. Chef Garfield is excited to provide you with an unforgettable Island experience with his exotic menu and unsurpassed customer service. Chef Garfield has a deep affinity towards his Jamaican roots. It is clearly represented in Garfield’s imaginative dishes, which cross over into many different styles of cooking. When he has the spare time, Chef Garfield also enjoys spending time with friends and family.