Balvin, Cook at Simon Pearce
Meet Balvin. He used to love to play cricket.
Balvin was born in the Hanover Parish of Jamaica. He grew up there with his brother and sister. As a child, Balvin loved to play cricket, a national pastime in Jamaica. Balvin's first job was in the kitchen at a Sandals Resort. In 2000, Balvin moved to Quechee to take a job as a line cook at Simon Pearce. He met his wife in West Lebanon. She's from Haiti. He'd like to try hiking or some other outdoor activities, but he works almost all the time. Some day. He visited Haiti about 3 years ago and looks forward to going back home to visit.
Balvin and his wife live in Lebanon. Balvin still works as a cook at Simon Pearce. He and his wife opened a takeout Caribbean food shop last year. Balvin is 39.
What he misses most from Jamaica: the beach and eating fresh fish
What he likes most about the Upper Valley: the people, they're very welcoming
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