Welcome to Crackpot Kitchen

Make your next event memorable and impress your guests by having your own personal Chef provide catering from the comfort of your own home or any chosen venue.

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Whether for a big event or just a small gathering with friends, Chef Nik is equipped to provide services for your next event with the panache and style that can only be provided by the leading personal Chef in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The food available is gourmet class and the service provided is both personal and professional using only the highest quality ingredients, the freshest local produce prepared fresh and on site.

Chef Nik is your personal Chef; therefore there is flexibility in preparing your menu so that it can cater to a wide variety of taste and style. Selections starting from our tapas and canapés walk and forks, barbecue banquettes all the way to five course plated dinners are offered.

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Chef Nik's Biography

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Chef Nik, the talented native of the Turks and Caicos Islands is always bursting with enthusiasm and energy for cooking.

Nikita O’Neil Skippings, casually known as Chef Nik, is the star of the first cooking show aired in the TCI on WIV channel 4, PTV channel 8 and Tropiks TV every Monday night where he hosts and cooks on the Crackpot Kitchen Cooking Show.

Possessing a passion for food and cooking, Chef Nik began his cooking career twelve years ago starting his apprenticeship with his father, a well-known chef and the owner of "Smokey's Restaurant" in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Working in the strict environment of this successful restaurant and being supervised by a Scottish tutor, qualities vital in becoming a successful chef were instilled.

He was awarded the chance to expand his fund of skills and knowledge by working in a chain of thirteen restaurants such as; Italian, Tex Mex, Oriental, Seafood and French just to name a few, at the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort and Spa in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Chef Nik went on to create menus for a number of popular restaurants with a twist on Authentic Turks and Caicos and Caribbean Cuisines. His working environment afforded him the opportunity to offer catering services aboard expedition yachts along with private catering for a chain of celebrities.

The talented Chef won awards and medals in various culinary competitions and has earned a high reputation and large fan base in the community through his career and great efforts to promote the national dishes of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Nik, a father of five, runs a Cooking Camp at the Edward Gartland Youth Center in downtown Providenciales. His students, ranging from 10 to 18 years old, have learned how to prepare their native dishes, with the distinctive ‘Chef Nik’ twist. Since the show began airing last February, he’s been approached by many TCI kids and adults who have become more interested in cooking.

Not only is he a teacher, this brilliant chef is also a food chemist. He recently released a line of Tropical Flavored Barbecue Sauces; Crackpot Kitchen Tropical Tamarind Barbecue Sauce and Crackpot Kitchen Tropical Guava Barbecue Sauce. Both sauces have taken the market by storm in the Turks and Caicos Islands as consumers boast of the unique texture and explosive flavor.

Chef Nik loves to share, which makes him an excellent ambassador for TCI cooking, and by extension, TCI culture. The passion shows in all his different culinary businesses: the Cooking Show, Barbecue Sauce, Catering Services and Restaurant. Enjoy the show, but better still, enjoy his cuisine, at Crackpot Kitchen Bar & Grill in Grace Bay Village.

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Our Catering Services


Corporate Catering

Crackpot Catering will cover all your corporate catering needs. We have the professional staff and experience to cover your networking events, board meetings, conferences, director's lunches, meetings, cocktail receptions, banquettes, buffets and exhibition catering. Despite how big or small, we aim to please you by providing great food and exceptional services. Flavors and textures that will make your palette explode with excitement!

Private Catering

Crackpot Kitchen and Catering Services can provide any desired catering for private events. We genuinely enjoy catering in the comfort of homes, be it a private dinner for friends and family, a birthday celebration or a drink reception. There's no better way to entertain guests than in the comfort of your own home, plus you don't have to clean up!

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Crackpot Kitchen Catering Services gives you the opportunity to wow your guests by offering wide selections of the best local entertainment from full bands, steel pans, saxophone, junkanoo, guitarist and much more. "Making Your Dreams a Reality"

Wedding Catering

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Exceeding all your expectations, Chef Nik's professional and personable approach is fit for the perfect wedding experience. Our event management team has acquired a wealth of wedding experience from initial planning to delivery of a wonderful event. We work within the desired budget and provide the perfect wedding catering where the 'happy couple' and guests feel comfortably indulged.

We offer attentive and supportive services and share in the excitement. Due to years of experience we are equipped to carry the burden of planning the wedding catering and venue which is among the most important aspects of any wedding.

Our experience includes catering on high end estates, private yachts, secluded beaches, hotel courtyards and on private cays. Our food is of equal importance as our service. Crackpot Kitchen's creative Chef Nik pushes the boundaries of menu development, creating dishes bespoke to every wedding party incorporating seasonal produce, locally sourced and magically transformed into a spectacular eating experience! This we guarantee.

Outdoor Catering

Crackpot Kitchen is flexible to cater for whatever your heart desires. If you are throwing a dinner party for friends at home, planning a relaxed summer beach barbecue, pigging out with a succulent pig roast or hosting a lavish themed wedding or civil partnership reception for hundreds of guests in a marquee. Our blend of experience, planning and attention to details ensures a successful occasion always.

Crackpot Kitchen anywhere outside service is the perfect way to control cost. We deliver exactly what you want and maintain high standards. Whether an indoor or outdoor event, boardroom, conference hall, on a boat, or in the middle of a field, Crackpot Kitchen anywhere outside service assures excellent standards for food preparation, presentation and service for private, commercial and corporate functions.

Outside catering can also be a boon for commercial clients including those involved in organizing festivals, concerts, gigs, island shows, sporting events, raffles, exhibitions, conferences, markets and trade fairs. We offer attentive, professional, friendly and relaxed outdoor, picture perfect service. With our line-up of custom grills and trailer smokers, we bring the flare to you. Known for our Succulent Pig Roast, Chef Nik's Special Tamarind BBQ Baby Back Ribs and his widely popular Caicos Jerk Chicken our line-up is guaranteed to leave your eyes and mouth watering and craving for more.


Widely popular local TV cooking show has evolved into a highly anticipated restaurant. Located in the Village at Grace Bay, it is where you go to experience the Island feel, culture and the best of authentic Turks & Caicos and Caribbean cuisines with an International twist.

The restaurant is surrounded by tropical trees shadowing each other beautifully at night, under the stars and twinkling lights. The staff will give you that 'welcome to my home' experience while dining out doors in the Crackpot Garden or in our comfortable indoor dining room.


For bookings or inquiries please feel free to contact us 649-941-3330.

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Posted By Tom, | Date : Jan 26, 2012

Hey Nik, Tom and I would like to thank you once again for the lovely and unique meal you had served for our 11th anniversary. The professional butler service sealed the deal! You made our day a memorable one which still plays fresh in our minds though it has been four years. Special thanks to you. See you soon!

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Posted By Michelle, | Feb 14, 2013

Hello Chef Nik, You have done a tremendous job on the service you provided us on our grand opening. We will definitely use your catering again for future reference.

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Posted By Andrew, | Date : March 1, 2013

Nikki!, The catering service you have done for my daughters christening party was one to remember, the food mmm mmm good! You still owe me that scallop potato recipe ok. My birthday is coming up, so I will be hitting you up soon for a bench barbecue.

Contact Us

For bookings or inquiries please feel free to contact us.

Mailing Address
Princess Drive Gracebay,
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tel #: 649- 231-3336/ 649- 241- 3336
Email : chefnik@crackpotkitchen.com