February 17, 2020

Caribbean chefs to bring authentic flavours to New York


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THE blend of cultural influences that characterise the exquisite nature of Caribbean cuisine will come to life during Caribbean Week New York 2018 when the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) hosts chefs from Caribbean resorts and restaurants as part of the Celebrity Chef Programme.

From 3-9 June, Caribbean Chefs will express their identities by preparing and showcasing authentic signature dishes at in-store and restaurant demonstrations that are free and open to the public.

New Yorkers and visitors can watch Caribbean cooking demonstrations at Bloomingdale’s (59th Street Store) on 4-7 June, daily from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., with the following chefs scheduled:

Chef Wenford P. Simpson, , 4 June
Chef Maureen Cubbon, , 5 June
Chef Brett Lettsome, British Virgin Islands, 6 June
, Bahamas, 7 June

Williams-Sonoma (Columbus Circle) is featuring Caribbean chef appearances on 3 June and 9 June from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. with demonstrations by Chef Kevyn Pratt, Bahamas, 9 June.

On 7 June, Sugarcane Restaurant (238 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn) will feature a special menu for the evening highlighted by Caribbean dishes inspired by the distinctive flavours of the Caribbean.

Ministers, Directors of Tourism and members of the CTO Board of Directors will be treated to a Zee TV sponsored luncheon prepared by Chef Kevyn Pratt of the Bahamas at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel (481 Eighth Avenue) on 6 June from 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

The featured chef at the Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Dinner on 7 June will be Barbados native, Chef Jason Howard. Chef Howard is marking his place in history as a modern Caribbean chef as he infuses the flavours of his native cuisine with French cooking techniques. He creates stunning, balanced, and thought provoking dishes, known for vibrant colours and diverse textures.

Caribbean Week New York 2018 will have a special feel this year as the Big Apple’s 8.5 million residents get a taste of the re-energising and rejuvenating power of Caribbean wellness. During the week-long event (3-8 June), the wellness theme will be incorporated into many activities, including a trade show and educational forum for travel agents on how to sell the Caribbean as a wellness destination. Registration details for all events can be found at http://www.onecaribbean.org/events-calendar/cwny-2018/.

About Caribbean Week New York
Caribbean Week New York is the largest regional tourism activity in the New York area. Artists, performers, celebrity chefs, the Diaspora community, investors and other strategic partners join government officials, tourism stakeholders and the media for a week of festivities, raising awareness for the Caribbean’s diverse tourism industry and provide opportunities. Member destinations will have the opportunity to promote their individual products and services, participate in meetings, seminars and other business development activities to further enhance the Caribbean brand, and provide updates and critical support to the travel agents and media who influence key travel demographics in the region’s #1 source market.

Caribbean Week is supported by: Academy Engraving, American Express, Anguilla, AnseChastanet& Jade Mountain, Antigua & Barbuda, Arrivalist, Islands of the Bahamas, Barbados, Bloomingdales, , Cayman Islands, Cholula Food Company, Cititech Solutions, Club Med, Delta Air Lines, Doctor’s Cave, Dominica, Empire State Building, GoGo Vacations, Grace Foods, Grenada, Haiti, Half Moon, Jamaica, JetBlue, Ka’ana Resort and Spa, Manhattan Beer Distributors, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Seaborne Airlines, Sheraton-Puerto Rico, St. Maarten/St. Martin, Sugarcane Restaurant, Travel + Leisure, Travel Impressions, TripAdvisor, Unique Vacations/Sandals, West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), and William Sonoma. Media Sponsors: Meredith Travel Group, UBC Network, and Zee TV.

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