David grew up in the West Indian community of Whally Range in Manchester eating West Indian food. Many of his friends were from the Caribbean and had settled
in Manchester. He often used to watch his friends' mothers/and grandmothers prepering food and helped where he could. He was very interested in food and even came first in the junior cook competition
at the Caribbean Carnaval in Mosside cooking curried goat. It is always curried goat never goat curry!!! ye man
David has been in the catering business on and off for the last 19 years and for many years enjoyed cooking for family & friends, at festivals and shows and educating those who have not had the chance to taste Caribbean food. He knows that Caribbean food has been welcomed by people from all walks of life and different communities. Once people have a taste of good Caribbean food it will become as everyday as phoning out for a pizza or a Chinese.
David decided to open Calypso whilst on a family holiday to India in 2006 and in December 2008 Calypso was opened. In March 2011 Calypso Restaurant relocated to The Wharf at Eanam, Blackburn where he has high hopes for a bright future.
Calypso is now located next to the Leeds/Liverpool canal which is an ideal location to enjoy the food and watch the world go by in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We know that the new venue will be hard work, demanding and sometimes exhausting but very satisfying, the outlook is positive and makes the challenge all worthwhile especially when we get positive feedback and happy customers who have had a “great meal experience” and look forward to seeing us again. Knowing this, we are on the right path of spreading our name from place to place, by means of delivering quality food and a professional customer service, ‘ye man’.