St. John Catering Moves into The Fish Trap

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The Fish Trap – file photo

A few months back, we told you how the owners of The Fish Trap had listed the restaurant for sale. Well we’ve recently learned that the restaurant is no longer for sale and that a very popular chef has rented the space instead.

Mathayom Vahcarat, owner of Mathayom Private Chefs & St. John Catering, announced yesterday that he will be taking over the former Fish Trap space, which is great news in our book. Mathayom lost his previous space, Windy Level, during Hurricane Irma. Since November, he’s been working out of the Little Olive food truck in Cruz Bay.

Here’s what Mathayom had to say on his website:

The move represents a huge move forward for us after losing our previous space, Windy Level, in Hurricane Irma last September. Since then the team, under Chef/Owner Mathayom Vacharat, has been working hard to rebuild taking over the Little Olive Food Truck in December and the Fish Trap starting in 2018. We have also continued to provide the best in catering and private chef services across St. John and the Virgin Islands and are now taking reservations for the 2018 season.

As for our new space at the former Fish Trap restaurant owner Mathayom says, “We are going to make some big changes and hope to have our new space up and operating by mid-February,” so stay tuned for the grand unveiling in 2018. “And a big thank you to all the friends, family, and clients who have helped us get back on track so quickly; we look forward to serving the community once again.”

We’ll keep you all posted on this as soon as we learn more. In the meantime, if you’d like to request more information, please contact Mathayom at 340-777-5464 or You can also visit his website at

4 comments for “St. John Catering Moves into The Fish Trap

  1. James Rogers
    January 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Go get ’em, Mat!!!
    You’re gonna’ kill it!!!
    Our best to you and the family!

  2. Kristin Doyle
    January 3, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    My family and I will be visiting in late March and we’re definitely going to visit. Good luck with everything! It will be nice to see your new restaurant in that location.

  3. Lynn Blaisdell
    January 3, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Great news!!

  4. Jennifer
    January 3, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Will this space reopen as a restaurant?

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