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Chef of the Year, Kenneth Molyneaux of the British Virgin Islands with Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and Taste of the Caribbean officials.

Barbados wins top Caribbean culinary honours

THE BAJAN team won the top honours in the finale of the 2017 Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami after also bagging individual honours for Ryan Adamson, Caribbean Bartender of the Year, and Damian Leach for Seafood.

Kenneth Molyneaux, from the British Virgin Islands, was crowned Caribbean Chef of the Year and also took home the top prize in the Beef Competition. The Cayman Islands’ Melissa Logan was Caribbean Pastry Chef of the Year, while Kenria Taylor from The Bahamas was Caribbean Junior Chef of the Year. The Chocolate winner was Bonaire’s Sherundly Bernabela.

“We really applaud all these Taste of the Caribbean participants, their national hotel and tourism associations, team managers, and sponsors for developing 14 astounding Caribbean national teams to compete
at this event,” said Frank Comito, director general and CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). “The teams’ commitment to the region showed in the heart and soul that each of the
participants invested in their presentations,” he added.

Presented by CHTA, Taste of the Caribbean hosted cooking and bartending competitions among teams from The Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, The Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St Lucia, St Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands.

This year’s event was held from June 2-6 at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

For the full list of winners, click here.

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