By Ralph ‘Onz’ Chery
It was curiosity that brought Haitian native, Ivan Dorvil, in front of a cooking pot as a kid. It fascinated him. Although his mother wasn’t thrilled about him cooking, he started learning from her. Later on, he turned his passion into his career—into a very successful career.
Chef Ivan is one of the most famous Haitian chefs. He has cooked for celebrities like Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, Patti LaBelle, Lionel Richie and many more. The Cap-Haitien native has also been on various cooking shows as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, he was the champion of Chopped’s 11th season. He opened his restaurant, Ivan’s Cookhouse in North Miami Beach, Florida in 2015.
Apr. 7, 2020, was a very special day for Chef Ivan. On this day he had the privilege to cook for a group of people he calls soldiers, the healthcare workers at Jackson North Medical Center in North Miami Beach, Florida.
Chef Ivan understands how important it is to help the healthcare workers during their battle against COVID-19, a battle that could cost them their lives. Plus, Jackson North is a hospital that Chef…