Saint Lucia Culinary Team Gala Fundraising Dinner

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The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) is pleased to inform you of our preparations to participate in this year’s Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition to be held in Miami on June 20-24, 2012.  As part of our selection process, a Cook-Off was staged at the Sandals Grande Resort and Spa in February 2012. We are pleased to advise that eight Chefs representing Sandals Resorts, Cap Maison, The Landings, Jade Mountain, Coconut Bay, The BodyHoliday at LeSport, Windjammer Landing and Fire Grill respectively were selected to form the Saint Luca Culinary Team (SLUCT)and represent the island. This Competition provides education and inspiration for our local chefs through seminars, workshops, tastings and demonstrations, created to enhance performance, style and profitability in their food and beverage operations.

Our participation in the Competition requires a focused preparatory process as well as adequate financial resources to enable the team to give its best effort. We have planned a series of dinners that would allow the team to receive critical feedback and inputs from patrons, while progressively honing their competitive skills.  The purpose of these organized dinners is to also display the exquisite culinary skills of our eight young chefs and bartender, and to showcase their unique individual talents, whilst also generating funds for their travel expenses. SLHTA and the SLUCT will be hosting its third Saint Lucia Culinary Team Fund Raising Dinner at The Edge Restaurant, on Saturday, June 02, 2012 at 7 pm.

Feedback from our previous dinners and road-shows has been outstanding, supportive and a few encore presentations have been requested for certain venues. Although the team still has a tedious task ahead in order of becoming the gold champions, they are committed to succeeding and determined to improve.

Tickets are available for EC $125 per person. Dinner will comprise of a three course menu and will be served with 4 specialty cocktail drinks and wine. Reserve your tickets now, availability is limited to forty. For reservations please contact Ms. Zina Zita Haynes at; 452-5978/ 453-1811 or zina.haynes@slhta.org.

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