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Pastry Chef Shawna Duncan

One of the best decisions John ever made was to hire someone to take over the baking and desserts. While John enjoys that aspect of the kitchen, he was running short of hours once we started getting busy.

ShawnaIn comes Shawna. Smart, pleasant, with an incredible touch as a baker. While never growing up with breads like baguettes, ciabatta, or bagels, she quickly grasped the intricacies of these and executes them remarkably. Not only are they gobbled up in the Bistro, they are also sold to people who just want some nice bread to take home.

Shawna had some baking experience prior to the Bistro, at another resort restaurant in Placencia. This job prepared her with a lot of skills, so at the Bistro she has been able to take on some advanced responsibilities, including the nightly desserts and special-occasion breads and cakes.

“Shawna is a key player on our team,” says Chef John. “She deserves a lot of credit for the food coming out of the Bistro.”

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