Caribbean cheff expo trade show Jamaica, Puerto Rico St. Lucia St. Maarten

13 Caribbean culinary teams come to share their skills, ingenuity, and creativity at Taste of the Caribbean.

The competition features 13 teams of Caribbean chefs, each of whom won local culinary contests in their home countries. The teams will participate in qualifying rounds of “live kitchen” competitions, preparing a three-course meal in under four hours, using a “mystery basket” of ingredients that is kept secret until the competition begins.

The competing culinary teams are from Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, BVI, Curacao, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten/St. Martin, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and USVI.

Watch these masters at work, as they sift, chop, sauté, reduce, and garnish indigenous Caribbean ingredients to create artistic, mouth-watering delicacies, right before your very eyes, in a live-kitchen environment. Complete the experience by signing up to eat at the lunch or dinner cook-offs, paired with wines.

Taste is not only about the competitions – educational sessions and demonstrations will provide you the latest information about food and beverage trends and tips that you can implement at your property!

Save $100.00 – Early Bird fees are available until May 8th.

Registration fees for hoteliers and food and beverage delegates is US$175.00 before May 8, 2009. CHTA hotel members – remember you can pay the conference fees using your unsold rooms (and with dates of your choosing; blackout dates are allowed). Tabletop fees are US$750.00 plus $175.00 per exhibitor delegates. Registration fees for all other member categories us US$275.00 before May 8, 2009.

Registration includes access to educational sessions, demonstrations, competitions, opening reception, awards breakfast, one lunch and the closing dinner. The competition meals (lunch and dinner) are not included on the registration fee and can be purchased for $50.00 per ticket.

Join us to celebrate Caribbean contemporary cuisine.