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Junior chefs battle it out


Host Peter Edey (centre) paying close attention to the competitors

The Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge, continued its second day of competition this Saturday at the Dining Room located in Newton Industrial Park Christ Church.

The annual competition launched and hosted by Barbadian French cuisine chef Peter Edey, was attended by internationally acclaimed Puerto Rican chef Josue Merced-Reyes and Executive Pastry Chef Mandred Schmidtke of Lincoln Culinary Institute.


Peter Edey (right) having a chat with the competitors before the start of the mystery basket round

The challengers consists of 18 culinary students from across the Caribbean, forming nine teams, who will compete for the title of winners of the Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge.

When Barbados TODAY arrived, the teams from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and St. Croix had taken to the stage for the mystery basket round.

Producing mouth-watering Caribbean delicacies in a mere 45 minutes, the six contestants tantalized the senses of the judges and the audience.


A section of the crowd which attended this morning’s Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge

With the scores accumulated from the signature dish and the mystery basket rounds, the three teams with the highest points will participate in tomorrow’s final. (KK)

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