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This Week We Feature Young Professional Delrosa S. Hillhouse

With a love for cooking and baking, Virgin Gordian Delrosa Sapphire Hillhouse, our Young Professional for this week, intends to turn this love into income generation by becoming an entrepreneur with a difference and impressing people with her creativity and talent in the culinary field. Photo: Provided
With plans to go to culinary school very soon, our Young Professional who is just 23 years old has always had an eye for good food, having grown up seeing her family in the kitchen preparing all sorts of culinary delights. Photo: Provided
With plans to go to culinary school very soon, our Young Professional who is just 23 years old has always had an eye for good food, having grown up seeing her family in the kitchen preparing all sorts of culinary delights. Photo: Provided
Another view of our Young Professional Delrosa S. Hillhouse. Photo: Provided
Another view of our Young Professional Delrosa S. Hillhouse. Photo: Provided
Our Young Professional had been employed for three years at the Valley Food Market but now she is working with Virgin Gorda Cargo, a business owned by her grandfather, until she leaves for school in the United States in the summer. Photo: Provided
Our Young Professional had been employed for three years at the Valley Food Market but now she is working with Virgin Gorda Cargo, a business owned by her grandfather, until she leaves for school in the United States in the summer. Photo: Provided
Our Young Professional also has aspirations of taking her learning even higher with an advanced degree following her graduation from Johnson & Wales. Photo: Provided
Our Young Professional also has aspirations of taking her learning even higher with an advanced degree following her graduation from Johnson & Wales. Photo: Provided
A cake done by our Young Professional. Photo: Provided
A cake done by our Young Professional. Photo: Provided
Another of her creations. Photo: Provided
Another of her creations. Photo: Provided
More of Delrosa S. Hillhouse's work. Photo: Provided
More of Delrosa S. Hillhouse's work. Photo: Provided
By N. Johann Earle

With a love for cooking and baking, Virgin Gordian Delrosa Sapphire Hillhouse, our Young Professional for this week, intends to turn this love into income generation by becoming an entrepreneur with a difference and impressing people with her creativity and talent in the culinary field.

With plans to go to culinary school very soon, our Young Professional who is just 23 years old has always had an eye for good food, having grown up seeing her family in the kitchen preparing all sorts of culinary delights.

She attended the Bregado Flax Educational Institute Primary Division from which she graduated in 2004. “Then I went on to the Bregado Flax High School then I transferred to the Seventh-day Adventist School. Some of my favourite subjects in high school were food and nutrition and home economics and English,” she said.

“I am in the process of working towards going to college. I want to go to the culinary college. I should be leaving for culinary college in September…I will be going to Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts, [USA],” she said.

“Since I am young I was always seeing my grandmother and great-aunt baking and cooking so I developed a liking for it and I thought it was something very creative…just to think of the reaction from a person when you bake a cake for them,” she explained.

Our Young Professional explained that when she got to third form she had to actually prepare delicacies as part of her class and be graded for them and she said she always was graded well. “We had to cook or bake and the teachers would taste and from there I gained more knowledge in the area,” she said.

She had been employed for three years at the Valley Food Market but now she is working with Virgin Gorda Cargo, a business owned by her grandfather, until she leaves for school in the United States in the summer. She will be furthering her education in the area of pastry/cake designs.

Our Young Professional also has aspirations of taking her learning even higher with an advanced degree following her graduation from Johnson & Wales.

After she would have completed her studies she wants to open her own culinary establishment. “I want to open my own shop where I can show people that cake is not just something to eat but that there is art in creating it. I would say that in a few years from now I would own a baking business,” said our Young Professional.

Hillhouse said that she was part of the Rotary family but had taken a break. “Maybe in the near future I will rejoin them,” she said.

“Some of my hobbies are going to the beach and playing basketball and baseball,” she said, noting that she plays in a non-professional setting, or just for exercise.

Asked what she would change in her community if she could, she said that she would like to see youths using their time gainfully instead of just hanging around.

“I would like to see the community take more interest in the youths and help them to be more focused and driven. There are a lot of youths sitting around wasting time and there is nobody to encourage them and give them that drive. I would like to see some older people strive to be an example for the youths to be more driven,” she said.

Hillhouse believes with the right encouragement the youths could create jobs for themselves as she acknowledges that many of them have skills but just not the drive and the focus needed to turn that skill into an income earner.

Our Young Professional’s advice to youth is stay focused, don’t give up and in the long run it would pay off. “Do everything to the best of your ability and don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot do or achieve something,” she said.

32 Responses to “This Week We Feature Young Professional Delrosa S. Hillhouse”

  • qc (06/03/2015, 08:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    big up Delrosa
  • Nice (06/03/2015, 08:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow nice natural woman !! :)
  • Roxanne (06/03/2015, 08:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Way to go Delrosa !!! You ROCK!!!
  • wolfman (06/03/2015, 08:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    awooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  • gordian (06/03/2015, 08:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rosa ,I'm so proud of you. Keep your eyes on the prize & continue to strive to be the best.....
  • DS (06/03/2015, 09:08) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Great job Rosa . Strive for higher i know you can do it. Sooooooooo proud of you.
  • Str8Nose (06/03/2015, 09:11) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Darling you're as sweet as the stuff you bake. Keep aspiring for greatness. VG!!!
  • brown eye gyal (06/03/2015, 09:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yaahhhh Rosa I am proud of you Good job keep it up!!!!!
  • 18/08 (06/03/2015, 09:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very proud of you Rosa a job well done.. Always remember to continue to reach for the stars there's no limit. Its your dream and future make it come through.
    PS.looking forward for a cake real soon
  • Uncle (06/03/2015, 09:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thats my girl.booo
  • Vg man (06/03/2015, 09:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    PSSSt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nyce, keep doing your thing rosa
  • Cuz (06/03/2015, 09:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Proud of you Rosa! We love you!
  • Cheeks (06/03/2015, 09:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Beautiful!!! Keep aiming higher , you will make it.
  • Big Sis (06/03/2015, 09:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so proud of you. You are truly a star. the sky is the limit . God Blessings
  • wize up (06/03/2015, 09:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    please call me now; I am in LOVE !!!!! (555-5555)...a beautiful woman with skills (A+)
  • You know who (06/03/2015, 09:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yessi rosa doing it big mad respect and still waiting on my cake you promise since kingdom come lol congrats though
  • VG chick (06/03/2015, 09:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats ! Rosa another great pick vino . VG way to go
  • Lb (06/03/2015, 09:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Ms. Hillhouse ... ;-)
  • Auntie C (06/03/2015, 09:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yayyyyyy Rosa!
    Your cakes and cupcakes are always Awesome and Yummie.
    We are so Proud of you.
    Keep on Shining, and reaching for the Stars.

  • Mommy 2 (06/03/2015, 10:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rosa I am so proud of you. You are a beautiful young woman and very focus on what you want to achieve. I know you will accomplish all that you put your mind too and with God on your side you will make it. You have done a great job thus far with your creations and the ones I have tasted were very delicious. Keep up the good work princess. Love you much.
  • chad (06/03/2015, 10:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    girl you made it big on VINo you can only go up from here God bless
  • Jay (06/03/2015, 11:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yaye Rosa!. Keep Your Head On
  • jah (06/03/2015, 13:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Rosa. Continue believing in your dreams and efforts. It is through your intelligence, excellence and grace you inspire others. Keep striving for the stars and never think of giving up, I'll be right there to hold you up always also. Much love and I need those cupcakes on time.
  • Vg man (06/03/2015, 14:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i still waiting on my cake tho!!!!
  • Sister T (06/03/2015, 14:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job Rosa, I do pray that God continues to bless you. Keep up the good work!
  • proud sis (06/03/2015, 15:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats besti, I'm soooo proud of you!!!!!!!
  • Butcher (06/03/2015, 20:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great bizz personality too
    Loves dealing wit her on fone n in office
    GO GURL
  • Uncle... (06/03/2015, 21:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You're talented and creative beyond your wildest dreams. You never settle for anything but the best and you are your biggest critic as you always strive for perfection. With perseverance and humility which you already possess, you will become successful in your endeavors, never let anyone discourage or deter you, you know what you're about and what you want...Keep aiming for the open sky...Always know that I'm proud of you more than you know it...
  • ManV (06/03/2015, 22:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats chica, keep on doing you and nothing else.. Your creations are ALWAYS amazing and I'm soo glad I've been always privileged to taste them! Continue to shine and show the world what you have to offer.. Your sis.. Your supporter
  • Ne ne yvie (07/03/2015, 01:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so proud of you. Keep up the good work and I will have a job for you before you leave for school. Much love and kisses for you. Delrosa...
  • VG (07/03/2015, 08:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Way to go Rosa I am so proud of you girl. Keep reaching for those stars. The sky is the limit.
  • YungRich_21 (07/03/2015, 18:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yessah! Keep it u cuzzo!


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