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This Week We Feature Young Professional Javan E. Hodge

Javan E. Hodge is currently a Chef at Village Cay on the main island of Tortola. Photo: Provided
Sample of a dish created by our young professional, Javan E. Hodge. Photo: Provided
Sample of a dish created by our young professional, Javan E. Hodge. Photo: Provided
Javan E. Hodge stated that his inspiration came from cooking with his mother when he was a young boy. Photo: Provided
Javan E. Hodge stated that his inspiration came from cooking with his mother when he was a young boy. Photo: Provided
By Renee C. Williams

The love for cooking sparked when he began helping his mother to prepare meals at home for family and friends; however, our young professional turned that interest into a career that leaves his customers very satisfied and happy.

This week we feature Javan E. Hodge, who presently resides in Sea Cow’s Bay and is the father of one child. He currently works at Village Cay as a Chef.

His job responsibilities include doing inventories, preparing orders, cooking for functions and Sunday buffet.

“I enjoy doing good food and especially teaching people some of what I know,” said Mr Hodge.

Mr Hodge stated that he was on the Virgin Islands Culinary Team in 2007 and 2009.

Before working at Village Cay, Mr Hodge has been a chef at numerous restaurants such as Jolly Roger Restaurant and Bar, BananaKeet Cafe, Genaker Cafe in Nanny Cay, Captain’s Table Cafe and Bar, The Boat House, and Brandywine Estate Restaurant.

Our young professional’s goal does not stop at being just a chef, he stated that his ultimate goal is to one day go into the catering business.

Javan E. Hodge also owns a food trailer; however, it is currently closed but he commented that he plans to reopen it in the very near future.

Graduate of HLSCC

Javan has an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts, which he obtained from the New England Culinary Institute at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). He is a past student of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School and the BVI High School now Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS). He disclosed that he wishes to pursue an even higher education in Culinary Arts.


With every Young Professional, we ask them who they would point out as their role models.

Javan pointed out that his mother and father have always inspired him to be hardworking at all times. He also stated the Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition, has been an inspiration to him as well.

When Javan is away from the business that makes him a daily earning, you can find him doing things such as: playing a lot of games and car audio.

Advice to young people

Javan E. Hodge advises youth to “work hard at what you love, your work will speak for you.”

17 Responses to “This Week We Feature Young Professional Javan E. Hodge”

  • Just saying (18/08/2017, 09:45) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Great youth
  • My Homie (18/08/2017, 10:49) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Great job Bob, from young you always said you wanted to cook someday, glad that your someday came. Wishing you all the best keep aiming for the stars
  • Excellent (18/08/2017, 10:50) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    What an excellent young man.
  • Go Bob! (18/08/2017, 11:35) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    You also worked at the Dove Restaurant too! Good job, keep up the good work
  • Jah is love (18/08/2017, 12:53) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done Bob, keep up the great work. You deserve every success.
  • pete (18/08/2017, 13:06) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply

    I always said and knew you are a great Chef Bob.
    One recomandation Travel, go overseas and nobody could ever beat you.
    You have the know how and the stamina and of course you are calm and collective.
    Most Chefs are not calm & collective.

    • SCS (18/08/2017, 17:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Definitely should dabble working overseas for a while especially in areas that do not have access to Caribbean cuisine.
  • DON Q (18/08/2017, 15:58) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I admire he is a hard worker
  • Ms. Diva (18/08/2017, 17:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good luck to you. You are going to do well.
  • Pony (18/08/2017, 20:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very nice you get recognized .keep it up
  • Makavelli (18/08/2017, 20:44) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Bob, keep up the good work.
  • fee (19/08/2017, 07:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job Bob .keep up the good work and reach for your gold.
  • Mick Mars. (19/08/2017, 18:41) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I remember when Bob used to work the kitchen at College back during his culinary studies. Dude used to cook special for the crew and make some bomb ass cookies and we man would eat up Fridays and chill.

    Get the food van up and running, Bob. We going make that a evening good food and liming spot.
  • S..c..b (21/08/2017, 19:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tool town massive...bless you bob
  • Johnny Cockhren (22/08/2017, 15:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Keep Striving! Wishing you the Best!
  • Big Sweet Totie (22/08/2017, 17:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You go Bobby! keep it up
  • Mishell Davis clarke (23/08/2017, 19:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats my cousin in law your wife must be very proud of you. Recognized for your hard work and passion for a job you are so dedicated to.

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