“My grandma taught me that food brings people together, it can make a community. She was always cooking, and her house was always full, of people, of love, of good food.”
Brian, chef and founder of Fish, Wings & Tings, is a seasoned restaurateur and highly talented chef. He, together with his wife, has been operating the Caribbean restaurant Fish, Wings & Tings, in the heart of Brixton, since 2012.
A true Brixton institution, Brian’s restaurant is a vibrant food-lover’s destination, with a mouth-tingling menu of jerk, curries and more. But much more than that, it’s a gathering place for Brixton’s close-knit community and people wanting to experience that in the heart of the capital.
In Brixton Market, everyone knows Brian Danclair, and Brian knows everyone. Where possible, he buys his ingredients from local suppliers. He collaborates with other restaurants in the Market. He employs local people and does everything he can to raise the food profile of SW9. He lives for the Brixton community and his family.
Chef Brian, from Trinidad, left for Washington DC at just 19-years-old, gaining experience with some of the world’s best chefs, in some of the busiest kitchens. But busy was what he was used to, thanks to Grandma Valentina’s bustling home, where Brian learned the true meaning of family and the importance of food in bringing people together.
In 19XX, he arrived in London and immediately opened his catering business, preparing banquets for distinguished guests and celebrities, including the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, and premiership footballers. It wasn’t an easy ride and at one point he nearly lost everything. But from Port au Spain, Trinidad, to Brixton, London, Brian has had a food journey that you’ll go on every time you enjoy a meal from Fish, Wings & Tings.