The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) is pleased to inform 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 required a focused preparatory process as well as adequate financial resources which enabled the team to give its best effort. We planned a series of dinners and road-shows that have allowed the team to receive critical feedback and inputs from patrons, while progressively honing their competitive skills. Feedback from our previous dinners and road-shows has been outstanding, supportive and a few encore presentations have been requested for certain venues.
The SLHTA and the SLUCT would like to say special Thanks to Sponsors, Respective Properties, Supporters, Colleagues and Friends, for supporting our Team as their venture to Miami for GOLD. Your faith and contribution towards this team has been phenomenal and we would not be here without your overwhelming donations.
To ensure this is felt, we shall be hosting a Sponsor’s Thank You Cocktail, at StarFish at Rodney Bay Marina, Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 6:00pm. Tickets are available for EC $75 per person.
All hor d’oeuvres for the evening are the culinary treats of the SLUCT and drinks shall also be made available from our Crystal Award Sponsor, Saint Lucia Distillers. For reservations please contact Ms. Zina Zita Haynes at; 725-7225 or 452-5978/ 453-1811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.