SAINT Lucia’s Culinary Team has made the tourism and hospitality sector, and their country, proud following their splendid performance at the just-concluded 2018 Taste of the Caribbean Competition held in Miami.
The 8-member team came home June 28 to a heroes’ welcome. Waiting at the Hewanorra International Airport to congratulate them were SLHTA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Roderick Cherry and the team’s manager, Chef Richardson Skinner, both of whom expressed their delight and gratitude for the success of our culinary stars. .
The team was awarded gold for Best Vodka Cocktail and they also captured silver in the Caribbean National Team category. In addition, they won silver medals in the Caribbean Bartending Competition, the Caribbean Junior Chef Competition, the Caribbean Pastry Competition and the Caribbean Best Team Competition.
The team wasn’t done yet. They came away with bronze medals in the Individual Seafood Challenge, the Beef Challenge and the Chef of the Year Challenge, while their culinary creation for the Caribbean Chocolate competition received an Honorary Mention.
Over the past four months the team members worked hard and tirelessly honing their craft and improving their skills and techniques with the support of their manager and other fellow chefs, as well as the SLHTA. Their commitment and dedication has paid off handsomely.
The CHTA’s Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition took place in Miami, Florida from June 22 – 26, where Saint Lucia was one of 16 teams competing against each other.
The SLHTA wishes to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to the sponsors of the Saint Lucia Culinary Team. The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is the team’s main sponsor.
Other sponsors are: Flow, Saint Lucia Distillers, Massy Stores, Dilly’s Supermarket.
RJB Hotel and Restaurant Supplies, Crown Foods Ltd, Trans Caribbean 2000, Monroe College, My Kind of Travel and Saint Lucia Tourism Authority . (SLHTA)