Bajan chefs off to Miami


Thirteen members of the Barbados Culinary Team left the island this morning headed to Miami to participate in this year’s Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Taste of the Caribbean.


The Barbados Culinary Team

They are chefs Damian Leach, Willis Griffith, Kirk Ruck and Wilwore Jordan; pastry chefs Javon Cummins and Ron Maynard; junior chefs Nicolas Ifill and Marvin Applewhaite and bartenders Ryan Adamson and Philip Antoine, who will be competing against 13 other Caribbean countries.

The team is accompanied by manager Henderson Butcher, bartender manager Jamaal Bowen and bartender trainer Rohan Hackshaw.

In addition to the competition, the team will also be participating in a number of educational seminars, workshops, tastings and demonstrations designed to enhance performance, style and profitability in food and beverage operations.

Topics include – Global Trends, The Art of Plating, Healthy Menu Trends and Innovative Products and Technology for the Food Service Industry Today.

BHTA CEO Sue Springer, in wishing the team the best of luck, said, “This is what you have been training so hard for over the past few months. We have seen your progress and we are confident that you will do your best and make Barbados proud as we celebrate our 50th year of Independence. “

The event opens tomorrow and ends on Friday.


8 Responses to Bajan chefs off to Miami

  1. Rommel Griffith
    Rommel Griffith June 5, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Good luck guys

  2. Suzette Clarke
    Suzette Clarke June 5, 2016 at 11:49 am

    All the best!

  3. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck June 5, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    All the best.

  4. Venice Daisley
    Venice Daisley June 5, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Good luck ,and all the best,let God be your guide all the way.

  5. Alicia Sanderson
    Alicia Sanderson June 5, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Flying fish and coo coo Hmmmm all the best from trinidad

  6. Browneye Queen
    Browneye Queen June 5, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Good luck guys

  7. Linda Fenty
    Linda Fenty June 6, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Good luck ,cook up a beautiful storm and have fun doing it.

  8. Randy Bridgeman June 7, 2016 at 12:19 am

    I live in the host city. Would like to take some of my non-Bajan friends to sample some of our food. Is anyone able to post an itinerary? BTW, they all look prosperous to me with decent waistlines to boot! Wishing all the best.


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