Anthony Trappe and Kate Purdy
Tony and Kate have been involved in the Crewed Yacht and Villa hospitality business in the British Virgin Islands since 1999. Tony was previously captain and Kate the chef of successful charter yachts in the BVI for eight years, and provided over 150 high quality charters. This was followed by six rewarding years as Estate Managers and chef at Golden Pavilion, a luxury home away from home and rental villa on Tortola. Soon after arriving in the BVI they realized what a wonderful place it is and have made it their home ever since. They built a house here in 2011 in Little Bay, Tortola.
Tony and Kate chose to leave their successful, rewarding and demanding positions in the UK in 1997. They combined their knowledge and skills to sail their 70-year-old classic 32-foot wooden yacht from the UK, via France, Africa and South America to the Caribbean where they cruised for two years. Later, they also sailed their yacht Roxane, which they owned and maintained for 20 years, via Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas to Virginia where she now rests.
Born in Cheshire in the UK, Tony enjoyed an idyllic childhood, and took up sailing as a young boy when his father built a sailing dinghy in their garage. He went on to captain his first yacht at 16, delivering a boat along the south coast of England. Tony is now RYA Ocean Yachtmaster and BVI Boat Master 100 Ton License Grade 1 with over 40,000 sea miles. In 1981 he was awarded a BSc (Safety and Hygiene) from the Engineering Department of Aston University which started a career as a Sales Engineer. This took him onto oil rigs, down coal mines, into sweet factories and every kind of industry in the UK. A career change led him into a rewarding time as a teacher where within three years he had a Masters Degree in Primary Education and employment as an Advisory Teacher. He went on to run a project for Greenwich Education Authority in London providing services to the 300 schools throughout Greenwich. Tony continued his interest in sailing and when his thoughts turned to travelling he sought out and purchased his yacht Roxane in Spain. He lived on her whilst teaching in London where he met Kate (the lucky chap!).
Kate was born in Malta and spent her childhood in Northern Ireland, the UK and Hong Kong. As soon as she could, she left home and carried on travelling, spending several years working in the summers and travelling in the winters. Eventually after buying a house, she settled in London and took up sailing. Deciding that a boat would be much more interesting than a house, she bought a Dutch barge instead and lived on it in a marina in the centre of London. Being paired with Tony and winning in a dinghy race one day led to the start of their relationship which was celebrated with the winning prize of a lottery ticket on the first ever National Lottery. They won 10 pounds – and have been laughing about life together ever since.
Kate has been in the food preparation industry since 1984 and for several years was the manager of a small food retail chain throughout the railway stations of London. She has worked as a chef on yachts and in villas since 1999 and has loved pretty much every moment. She has attended a culinary course in France and has a food certificate from her early days in the food industry in London. Kate’s close involvement in life in France has enabled her to learn first hand the delights and rewards of delicious French cuisine. She has expanded her culinary skill and knowledge throughout her life. Kate has recently contributed to a recipe book with other top chefs from the island and appeared on the local TV show “Gourmet Galley with Chef Lisa”. In addition to her chef and management duties at Golden Pavilion, Kate has also provided chef services for other prestigious villas and establishments, notably the Governor of the British Virgin Islands and the owners of Amway at Peter Island Resort.
Kate and Tony enjoy an adventurous and busy life together and embrace hard work with vitality and enthusiasm. Charming, fun and great company, they are complete all round hospitality winners. They work well together under pressure and routinely handle all that the hospitality and sailing world may demand of them and have fun on the way. Tony and Kate have had a home in Brittany in France since 1991 and when they are not in the BVI’s, they can be found drinking
wine and eating cheese with their neighbours in France.
7 Day Sample Menu – Kate Purdy
Baklava Muffins/Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins/Blueberry and Lime Muffins
Home Made Strawberry Pop Tarts
Fresh Cinnamon Rolls
Home Made Cheese and Almond Danish
Omelets with various fillings
Eggs Benedict/Eggs Florentine/Eggs Norwegian
Baked Egg Tarts with Sausage and Tomato
Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes with Basil and Balsamic
Rum French Toast with Sausage Patties and Rum Syrup
American Pancakes with Bacon and Maple Syrup
Breakfast Parfaits with Greek Yogurt and Berries
Home made Granola, Fruit Platter, Breads, Tea, Coffee and Juices served each morning
Orzo and Grilled Shrimp Salad with Summer Vegetables and Pesto Vinaigrette
Ranch Steak Bruschetta Salad with Horseradish Cream
Island Pork Tenderloin Salad
Lemon Chicken Pasta Salad and Pine Nuts with Mandarin Orange and Praline Salad
Asian Grilled Asparagus and Scallop Salad
Classic Cobb Salad
Fresh Tuna Tacos with Black Bean and Sweet Corn Salad
Filo Cups with Goat Cheese, Avocado and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Endive Spears with Smoked Salmon and Lemon Dill Vinaigrette
Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura with Lime Chilli Dipping Sauce
Green Lipped Mussels with Pesto and Parmesan
Black Olive Shortbreads with Goat’s Cheese and Thyme
Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Pesto and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Chicken Satay Sticks with Chili Peanut Sauce
Roasted Cauliflower and Cumin Soup
Home made Lobster Ravioli with Crème Fraiche Sauce
Seared Scallop and Grapefruit Salad with Honey Dressing
Shrimp and Smoked Salmon Salad with Horseradish Cream and Lime Vinaigrette
Gingered Chicken cakes with Cilantro Sauce
Caramelised Pear and Arugula Salad
Mahi Mahi Napoleon with Rastafarian Rice and Cherry Tomato and Basil Vinaigrette
Seared Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Mash and Roasted Tomatoes and Onions with Balsamic Glaze
Shrimp and Mango Skewers with Guava Lime Glaze, Mixed Wild Rice, Snow Peas
Coffee-Marinated Grilled Pork with Sweet Potato Puree with Smoked Paprika and Maple Molasses Sauce
Orange Tamarind Glazed Duck Breasts with Rosemary Walnut Polenta
Braised Grouper in Coconut and Lemongrass with Smoked Eggplant and Tomato Ginger Chutney
Chicken Verde with Avocado Mayonnaise, Coconut Rice and Sautéed Vegetables
Pink Peppercorn Meringues with Strawberries, Cream and Strawberry Sorbet
Chocolate Molten Cake with Lavender Honey Ice Cream
White Chocolate Panacotta with Dessert Wine Poached Pears
Around the World Dessert Trio – Lime Posset, Coffee Semifreddo and Apple Samosas with Cognac Cream
Lime and Blueberry Napoleon with Spun Sugar
Grand Marnier Crème Brulee with Caramel Dipped Oranges
Chocolate and Strawberry Roulade
Dear Rod & Kerry
Bill & I had a peaceful and quiet time which is exactly what we were missing in our very busy Miami lives. Thank you for the wonderful meals and for taking such good care of us. We loved loved it and will be back in the near future. Warm Regards William & Rose. PS Hope the wind will always be right for your sails.
New Years 2013-2013:
Rod & Kerry
I cannot imagine a better way to spend my 40th birthday and to ring in the New Year than here with the two of you! We have had a fabulous time. Not only have you both been perfect, you fulfilled our every want need and desire. You both have been such a joy to be around and would love to take you home with us. Not to run around and clean up after us and cook for us, but to just be apart of our family. We will mis y’all after this wonderful week together. Much love and may God forever bless you. Angela, Mark, Sydney and Ward.
28 Dec – 4 Jan 2013
Kerry & Rodrigo
Spectacular in every way. Your skills as captain, chef, hosts, tour guides, dive master etc etc etc are very much appreciated and admired. We shall forever count you among our friends.. Thank you a thousand times..
Rod & Kerry
Thank you does not even begin to cove my appreciation for all that you did for us on this trip. You guys are amazing. May God bless you as you continue along your wonderful Journey. Emma
Captain Rodzilla and Kerry
What an amazing week. We have travelled many places and being on the boat with you for a week ranks at the top. Shawn
Pas De Deux we love you.
Rod & Kerry
Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. Your professionalism, knowledge, culinary skills, sailing skills, patience and hospitality were all exceptional. The yacht is beautiful and your service was fabulous. The food fantastic. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. We will treasure this trip for forever. Brenda
20 – 27 Dec Schmidt & Poe Family
Dear Kerry & Rod
We had no idea exactly what to expect in cruising the Caribbean, but it sounded like it would be a fabulous dream honeymoon. This trip exceed all of our expectations – EVERYTHING !! From the moment you greeted us at the dock to the very end, it was wonderful. You guys are the best. We felt so incredibly well taken care of every second. You so quickly understood what we liked and could even anticipate what we need or wanted. You are gracious, fun, experts in sailing and cruising, a wealth of knowledge about the BVI and its marine life as well as a great team. Kerry – the food was extraordinary !! your attention to my special gluten free needs was just amazing, not to mention our thanksgiving dinner in the Caribbean – we want to take you home with us. There is nothing we would change. The boat is incredible, you two are the greatest and the BVI is gorgeous. You created the perfect honeymoon. Thank you so much Joe and Kathi 24 Nov – 1 Dec 2011
Dear Rod & Kerry
Incredible week – from the food to the snorkeling sailing and our amazing last day! You have ruined “norma/bareboating” cruising for us forever. We are so incredibly fortunate to spend this week on Pas De Deux and you made it a trip we will never forget. Thank you for putting up with us. We have never been so spoiled on a boat. Love Merrill and Chris
Dear Rod & Kerry
From the moment I stepped on the boat, got that first glimpse of the “north star” ! Everything has been absolutely incredible. the food was delicious and I so appreciate Kerry’s dealing with my “only child traits” and no carb ways. The service was impeccable and Rod seemed to sense our every need before we knew what we needed I cannot thank you enough for the care , time and attention you gave us. This truly was for me my best boating trip I have ever been on. Thank you both for all you did to make this trip so amazing. Bethany 17-24 Nov 2012
Kerry & Rod
It is hard to believe the week is over… from the moment we stepped on the boat you have catered to our every need. We had an “amazing” time! We all were able to get our certification – YEAH! We had lots of laughs with the raft and the tarpon and so many great conversations with the two of you, so many great stories. You guys always pick the right place at the right time. The BVI is absolutely beautiful and we are so happy we got to spend it with you both! The food was perfect… just when we thought it was the “Best Meal” Kerry surprised us with another spectacular dish. The drinks were delicious too.. The mango ones were the best! Going ashore, volleyball at prickly pear was so much fun. What a special treat to spend time at Foxy’s with Foxy himself. Thanks again so much for sharing this vacation with us, best of luck to you both in all your endeavors. Hope to see you soon.. Love the Beneducci Bunch xoxo 3-10 July 2012
Kerry & Rod
Our experience on Pas De Deux (PDD) earns “trip of a lifetime” ranking. Within moments of getting on board your warm and friendly ways made us feel “at home” on vacation. your sailing know-how, continuous energy and willingness to go beyond to show us the unique and interesting aspects of the BVI is deeply appreciated. We will truly remember all of the fun – sailing, snorkeling, water-skiing, wake boarding, beaches, sunsets, hideaway bays, rock anchoring, under water friends and table top games. It was a good thing that we kept busy so we could enjoy Kerry’s fine cuisine which was outstanding. You are great hosts, a great team ! The Pow’s 26 March – 5 April 2012 (Rod, remember, capes are dangerous!)
Capt. Rod & Kerry
thanks for this wonderful trip! Last years was amazing but this year was off the CHARTS!! This is by far the best vacation ever. cant wait until next year! Wake boarding, tubing and snorkeling, nothing beats the Pas de Deux. Food and fun in the sun I loved it all! Love Ben Shapiro (from head to toe!)
I love this vacation so much. I took millions of instagram photos and an posting them no stop! I also love the food Kerry cooked (with a little help from Rod on the grill) I also love the destinations Rod took us to ( with a little help form Kerry.) I love it again! Love Ava Shapiro
In our many travels, we have had only one vacation that compares with this week on Pas De Deux. That trip was April 2011 with Kerry and Rod on the Pas De Deux. We are in love with the BVI bit having you two really makes it better. You guys are simply the best. Time to book a third trip! Thank you for everything you do! You both never cease to amaze us with all that you do to make this trip so relaxing and effortless. Rod you are so great at finding the best places for us to go and so informative about the BVI. You always have a smile on your face when the kids want to do waters ports and you just make everything fun. Kerry- what can we say ?? you are amazing in every way! Your food is absolutely the best. You are so accommodating, sweet and fun! We love the BVI and Pas De Deux but none of it would be as great, if it weren’t for the two of you. Cant wait to see you again next year! Sam and Sabrina Shapiro 7-14 April 2012
Kerry-Ann and Rodrigo
Thank you so much for an amazing week. We could not have asked for anything more! Our every need was met and then exceeded. our first trip aboard the Pas de Deux was so wonderful we could not imagine the second one could have been better. Indeed it was! Kerry-Ann, i am in awe at your first class cooking. Every meal was absolutely delicious and you could tell it was made with such love and care. You two are ROCKSTARS and we will forever remember the two of you! Anne & John Freeman
What an amazing week we had with you on board the beautiful Pas De Deux. Thank you for sharing your home with us and thank you for your hospitality. We will forever remember the beautiful water, breezy sails and starry nights. Kerry you are an amazing chef and Rodrigo thank you for always entertaining us with all the fun water sports and the first Pas De Deux water olympics. You will forever be in our memories and we wish you good health and happiness. Christine and Chip
Amazing! This was the first time we have ever repeated a trip because we are always scared the second wont live up to the first. Well, you two alleviated our fears. This trip topped our last one on Pas De Deux and that with a high Bar. Than you for your amazing hospitality. you looked after our every need. The food was incredible, the water sports fun and snorkeling fabulous. You will forever be in our memories. I hope our paths cross again. Fondly Karin and Trevor 14 – 20 Feb 2012
Dear Kerry-Ann and Rod and Pas de Deux of course
We love sailing with you this week. Thanks for ordering super weather for us! We were able so spend wonderful family time while you tended to us. The Meals were delicious Kerry and simply perfect portions! The two of you work like no other. Diving was great and BVIs are a special place. Please rod find a way to get rid of those lion fish! We will go forward with so many great memories of you both a wonderful boat the Pas De Deux and terrific week in the sun. Stay safe, healthy and Happy. Happy 2012 Our best. Kathy, Guy, Francis and Wesley Crane and Kate and Patrick Mc Millan. 27 Dec – Jan 2 2012
Rod & Kerry
Never felt more pampered and taken care of. Favorite things – Turtles and 3 hour sail at 10 knots. Loved it, loved it, loved it!! Thank you so much. Debbie and Rob Cross
Could not have asked for a better experience visiting the BVIs! The Pas Deux was fantastic and the crew were fabulous. It was truly a holiday that will be remembered with a huge smile! Will miss our Pas De Deux Family! Thank you both for everything !! Shawn 3 – 10 Jan 2012
Rodrigo & Kerry-Ann
The boat was amazing. Now onto the real trip makers! Mere words can not express our gratitude to you two, much less depict the amazement of your talents. ROD-Thankf for looking out for our safety the entire week. you always told us the “right” things, the “right” way. Your introduction and orientation to the boat was spot on. We always felt completely safe and entertained. Thanks for making us feel Special, and as if we will be lifelong friends. Cant wait until we meet again.
KERRY-ANN – Your culinary talents are mind blowing. Your ability to prepare dishes that challenge all spectrums of the taste buds is amazing We couldn’t have dined any better if we had been in Paris for a week. Your timing was always right on as well. TO BOTH OF YOU – your commitments to excellence will land you wherever you choose to go. You both have he ability to excel at anything you guys ever choose. What you guys have is natural. It cant be taught! The management skills exhibited are simply outstanding. We wish both of you the best of luck and may your journeys take you to the pinnacle of success you both deserve
Melynda, Manny Kelly and Laura 1-8 July 2011
Rod & Kerry
Thank you for everything it was amazing. Thank you for making me special food and taking me on the wakeboard ill be sure to bring my 20 year old wife we to go on the next charter – Gabriel
This was defiantly the coolest trip I’ve ever been on . Thank guys for showing us around and taking us wake boarding i had an amazing week, it could not have been better- Adrian
Thank you so much for making an incredible trip. You were both wonderful hosts and amazing cooks / braai masters. It was truly a treat to have you both on this trip. Thank you for Everything – Katrina
We do not even know where to start to tell you what a wonderful trip we have experienced on the Pas De Deux. The boat is beautiful but what made it all the more special were the two of you. From the moment we stepped on the boat you made us feel comfortable. During the entire trip it was very evident that your main goal was to make this a memorable trip for us. Whether it was “surprising Gabriel” with your pizza appetizer, planning a special night out for Miriam’s Birthday or taking the kids out on endless wake board excursions and teaching miriam to wake board. You did it all with genuine enthusiasm. We have been traveling for years but thanks to your impeccable planning and hospitality, incredible culinary skills and the energy and attentiveness that you exhibited this has truly been our favorite vacation. Together you are the perfect team. Miriam, Marcio, Katrina, Adrian and Gabriel. 16-23 July 2011
Rod & Kerry De Deux
The trip was spectacular! Our expectation were very high – the trip exceeded them in every way possible. Rod and Kerry you are the perfect couple and ultimate hosts and we have no doubt that we were your favorite “guests de deux”.
The food was perfection! The places you took us to were amazingly beautiful, in spite of the weather we had the most phenomenal vacation. The Pas De Deux is a first class act and so are the two of you!! Until we meet again, we cant wait to come back. Thank you for everything! With love – The Greens and ….”Adam de Deux” 3-8 June 2011
I had the best Vacation ever ! I was the most amazing stuff like colorful fish, beautiful islands i learned many new things. I love Pas de Deux. AVA Shapiro
Kerry & Rod – I don’t have the words. I spent a lot of time researching this dream vacation and chose Pas De Deux as much for the crew as the actual catamaran. My expectation were high and they were exceeded. We had the best vacation ever and made true friends. You guys are an amazing couple and perfect hosts, chef, captain, dive guide, wakeboard instructor, companion, etc etc.. to us and our children. Thanks for a perfect week. Sabrina and Sam Shapiro
When I first heard we were going on the Pas De Deux I was expecting the best vacation ever but it was more than that. When I met you Rod and Kerry I realized it was going to be the best vacation ever. Captain Rod took me tubing and helped me learn how to wake board. Kerry was an excellent cook. Both of you are funny, nice and good role models. This was THE BEST VACATION EVER. Ben Shapiro. 18-24 April 2011
Kerry & Rod
Wonderful Cruise, Incredible boat, Wonderful Crew
Thank you kerry for the food and Rod for teaching me how to Wakeboard. Best Vacation Ever.
Never on Schedule. Always on time. Awesome crew making the most memorable experience.
Simply Awesome you have helped create memories that will remain deep in our hearts. Thank you simply isn’t enough! You have become part of the family and look forward to another great adventure with you soon.
Erin, Scott, Emily, Josh, John and Elisabeth “we don’t want to leave” 20-27 March 2011
Dear Kerry & Rod
You two work so beautifully together and you have provided such a memorable experience. The cuisine was exquisite and every meal was “the best ever”. The way you both tended to every little detail weather it be keeping the boat absolutely pristine, the gorgeous table settings and food presentations not to mention taking care of our every need. THE BEST Thank you for a fantastic experience. Lucia & Rod 26 Feb -5 March 2011
Kerry & Rod
Thank you for the best vacation ever!!! We shall treasure and cherish the fabulous week spend with you both , much like we cherish and treasure your new friendship. Your hospitality and gracious mannerisms certainly was extremely appreciated. You are a very “in sync” couple, wonderful communications, very much in love and respectful of each other. Please feel free to visit us in CA we would love to reciprocate. PS Love you both.
Fondly Claudia and Rob 26 Feb – 5 March 2011
Rod and Kerry,
Thank you for the best vacation ever. You two work so beautifully together and have provided such a memorable experience. The cuisine was exquisite and every meal was the ‘BEST EVER’. The way you both tendered to every little detail wither it be keeping the boat absolutely pristine, the gorgeous table settings and food presentations – not to mention taking care of our every need. Thank you for a fantastic experience..
Lucia & Rod Thornton
Rod & Kerry
We shall Treasure and Cherish the fabulous week spent with you both, much like we cherish and treasure your new friendship. Your hospitality and gracious mannerisms certainly were extremely appreciated. You are a very ‘in sync’ couple. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
Rob and Claudia
Rod & Kerry
“Thank you” is much too inadequate to express our gratitude for this most special vacation of our lives. The two of you are an amazing team who bring individual competence to your special roles and combined magic as you work together to create an amazing experience. We feel so blessed to have had this time with you and hope we can arrange a repeat performance in the near future. Please, please come to California and visit.
Dick and Dar