A native of Aruba, Shirley Barrow was educated in Holland. She then traveled the world including Europe and the USA and worked in the Bahamas and South Africa before returning to her native Caribbean island.
Her diverse background also reflects itself in her choice of careers; Shirley successfully managed international gaming casinos. A passionate golf player she qualified for the World Championship and turned Golf professional shortly thereafter. As the Golf Pro of Tierra del Sol in Aruba she was recognized by the World Golf Teachers Federation as one of the top 60 teaching professionals in the world.
On her travels Shirley also had the opportunity to sample and study world cuisine and wine pairing which led to her third and current profession, managing fine dining restaurants for the past 6 years, and putting her multi-talented, multi-lingual leadership style to good use at Aqua Grill, as an excellent role model and inspiration to her colleagues and friends.
Executive Chef, Scott Scheuerman
A native of Delaware, USA, and a graduate of the Johnson & Wales culinary college in Rhode Island, Chef Scott had amassed over thirty years of regional cooking experience in hotels and restaurants as he chartered his course though New England, New Mexico, Florida and the Caribbean before making Aruba his home. Along with formal studies his diversity as a chef is also due to his interest and university degree in Art and Cultural Anthropology, as well as his wife’s native cooking. She is from Colombia.
Chef Scott has represented Aruba is numerous Caribbean culinary competition garnering a number of important medals, and often serves as coach to young chefs and the judge in local culinary events. From his perspective cuisine is the art form that most distinctly expresses one’s national, regional and ethnic identity, and it is his aim to pay tribute to the varied cultural influences of the Caribbean and his American homeland while at the helm at Aqua Grill. Chef Scott has been the resident culinary wizard at the restaurant since it opened in 2002.
Kendrick, Restaurant Manager
Born in Aruba and educated in Florida, USA, Kendrick brings fresh enthusiasm, as well as 6 years of restaurant experience to his role as restaurant manager at Aqua Grill. His earlier career experiences include all-inclusive and banqueting operations as well as fine dining which he truly enjoys largely due to his passion for wines, and dedication to personalized service.
Kendrick, the Pittsburg Steelers sports enthusiast spent is childhood in Aruba’s water, swimming competitively for 14 years. His love of the ocean translates well into the restaurant life where is an easy conversationalist covering the topics of seafood, watersports, and wine, with patrons every night, eager to share and willing to learn.