There is no shortage of locations to enjoy delicious foods and delectable drinks on St. Croix. Early 2021 introduced a new dining option in historic downtown Frederiksted at the newly remodeled Victoria House. This historic boutique inn and event venue partnered with The Chef Guys VI to offer catering for the venue and to their guests, in addition to holding a Sunday pop-up brunch and other pop-up events at the space.
Shaun Cubberly and Tyler Wells are the owners of The Chef Guys VI. This private chef company originally began in Kalispell, Montana with a goal to make private chef services more accessible to people while creating better job and career opportunities in the culinary industry. From their start in 2017, they saw an enormous amount of success. The arrival of the COVID-19 global pandemic resulted in increased business as requests for in-home catering services started flooding in. They decided to expand the business and came to St. Croix thanks to Cubberly’s sister, Alisia. “I had lived on the island on and off since 2016 and thought it was the perfect place to expand,” said Alisia. They decided to join forces to grow the business with Alisia focusing on streamlining, automating and building out their customer service systems.
The Chef Guys VI partnership with Victoria House resulted in the launch of 7 Strand STX Pop-Up Restaurant. They started off doing lunch on the days cruise ships came into port. Next, they brought in local chefs and offered a couple of dinners to better develop their concept. By February 2021, they began offering Sunday brunch, a casual pub menu on Mondays and a Chef’s Table sunset dinner on Fridays. “We’re a group of chefs that want to showcase our love of food,” said Alisia. They source as many ingredients as possible through local farmers and local fisherman. Additionally, their bar program is primarily 90% Caribbean liquor.
They’ve recently promoted local chef Keke Evans to executive chef at 7 Strand STX. “Keke reached out to us when we needed front of house staff,” said Alisia, “but she wanted to work with the team in the kitchen where she knew she could really shine.” The Chef Guys VI credits Evans to where they are today sharing “we wouldn’t be where we are without her” as she has helped to bring the local flavor to their menus.
Guests can also experience the flavors of The Chef Guys VI through their private catering services where they come to you, or you come to them at 7 Strand STX. Their weekly Sunday Brunch is available from 10am to 3pm with various food and drink specials. Their pop-up dinner dates and events are made available to their e-mail subscribers first before opening reservations to the public.* To sign up for their e-mail list, make reservations and general information, visit www.thechefguysvi.com/7strandstx or call 340.244.8079.
*Monday night dinners will resume in December 2022.
Written by Anquanette Gaspard (email@example.com)