After the devastation of the 2017 hurricane season no one knew what 2018 would hold for St. John and many wondered if this small, tropical island in the US Virgin Islands could recover. But even two category 5 hurricanes could not keep St. John or the people of St. John down, and rebuilding began quickly. Now a year into recovery and the island is alive again; Virgin Islands National Park beaches and trails are open, tourist are back on island, and business are open.

At St. John Catering and Mathayom Private Chefs we were lucky; we were able to reopen just months after the storms and continue doing what we love to this day, catering private events and destination weddings on St. John and St. Thomas. But the new year also meant new opportunities for Mathayom and his team, and we were also excited to support the opening of our new sister business, Lucky Chops Lounge.

Opened in March 2017, Lucky Chops Lounge is a fast-casual Asian bar and restaurant in the heart of Cruz Bay. In addition to being the new kitchen home for St. John Catering, Lucky Chops also houses our expanded Cruz Bay Private Event Space. Now with a bigger kitchen and rentable space in town the possibilities for St. John Catering and Mathayom Private Chefs continue to grow.

So to all our customers, friends, St. John community members, and everyone else that has lent a hand or followed along with our recovery, thank you. Thank you for your support and well wishes, thank you for believing in us, and thank you for loving what we do. Follow our blog or like us on Facebook for the latest on our upcoming culinary ventures.