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New Products – Divine Chocolate to launch new organic bars using São Tomé cocoa

By CTA Admin | Aug 20, 2018

This week’s round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes PepsiCo taking Quaker into the chilled aisle in the US and Aldi’s latest NPD offensive in the country. Divine Chocolate to launch new organic bars using São Tomé cocoa Ethical manufacturer Divine Chocolate will launch a new organic range in…

Jamaica’s local gastronomy industry gets $20 million investment

By CTA Admin | Aug 20, 2018

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says his Ministry is investing some $20 million towards the further development of the gastronomy industry, during this financial year, as studies have shown that local cuisine is a significant reason tourists visit the island. The Minister has therefore charged the Tourism Linkages Network, within his Ministry, with the…

Tonga and Tuvalu are moving forward Agritourism Policy Development

By CTA Admin | Aug 16, 2018

Agritourism development in the Pacific is challenging the status quo, bringing the traditional flavours, smells and produce of the Pacific to the forefront of business and policy discussions. As both tourists and locals seek a more authentic experience – in terms of travel, cuisine and other activities – a growing market is emerging which will…

Flavours of Fiji Cooking School

By CTA Admin | Aug 16, 2018

Driven by a passion of local cuisine, Flavours of Fiji was created so visitors could enjoy and immerse themselves in Fiji’s local culture. Local home-style cooks showcase their delicious local dishes boasting both Fijian & Indo-Fijian flavours. Offering Market Tours & Fijian Cooking Classes, guests start the day with an informative guided market tour through…

The beginning of the journey

By Miri Dinamati | Aug 15, 2018

The recently launched Takurua O Avaiki Raro, Avaiki Vaenga, Manavanui is just the beginning of the Cook Islands cuisine journey. International chefs are backing this innovative programme and helping to develop the strategy, which is focused on defining Cook Islands cuisine culture. Chefs for Development takes a look at how Takurua will help define Cook…

Discover Cacao Fiji : cacao beans for craft chocolate makers of the world

By CTA Admin | Aug 15, 2018

Interview with Arif Khan, Founder/Director, Cacao Fiji, Fiji Arif Khan, a native Fijian and founder of Cacao Fiji, saw potential for new life in this industry. After working as a realtor in California for seventeen years, Arif decided he wanted to return to his roots and pursue “something agriculture-based…and with an element of social impact.”…

SADC to develop regional tourism programme

By CTA Admin | Aug 13, 2018

Southern Africa is developing a plan that will guide and coordinate tourism development in the region. This is in line with a directive made by a joint meeting of SADC ministers responsible for environment and natural resources, fisheries and aquaculture, and tourism to the SADC Secretariat in November 2017 to develop a SADC tourism programme.…

Trinidad and Tobago Wins Caribbean’s Top Culinary Competition

By CTA Admin | Aug 13, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago’s national culinary team took home the top honors in the latest edition of the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami last week. The team beat out 11 other national culinary teams from around the Caribbean in the annual event run by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Taking home gold medals…

Vanuatu Travel Expo to foster domestic tourism

By CTA Admin | Aug 10, 2018

The Vanuatu Tourism Office announces the second Vanuatu Travel Expo, to be held at Warwick Le Lagon Resort on 29th August 2018 after the inaugural expo held last year at Iririki Island Resort. With an aim to bring the local Port Vila community to talk and meet with tourism operators from all over Vanuatu, Mrs…

Culinary and Wellness Experiences Reach New Heights at Nanuku Auberge Resort

By CTA Admin | Aug 10, 2018

Trees and ocean melodies provide once-in-a-lifetime moments for guests Known for its award-winning, sustainably-sourced cuisine, Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour, Fiji) proudly unveils an unforgettable new dining experience under the leadership of Executive Chef Oliver Scarf and Food & Beverage Director, Logan Miller. Introducing TREETOP DINING Nestled in a 70-year old Dilo Tree, a suspended platform provides private over-ocean dining allowing…

Interview with Chef Christian Abégan

By CTA Admin | Aug 10, 2018

Interview with Chef Christian Abégan       Background: Born in Cameroon, Christian Abégan has become the benchmark for African cuisine. He has been showing off his skills ever since he graduated from “Le Cordon Bleu” school in Paris. After graduating, he returned to his country of birth, from where he then embarked on a…

Reviving The Fine Flavor Cocoa Industry in Trinidad & Tobago

By CTA Admin | Aug 7, 2018

Which single-origin fine flavor dark chocolate would you prefer? One that is mellow and smooth on the palate or one that is green aromatic? How about one that tastes like dried red fruit or bright fruit and herbal with sweet vanilla aroma? These are snippets of the tasting notes to describe four single-origin dark chocolate…

Samoa’s Most Stylish Luxury Resort Appoints Two New Chefs to Spice up Menu

By CTA Admin | Aug 7, 2018

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa – Samoa’s favourite adults-only eco resort – has appointed two new chefs to revolutionise the food offering at its two onsite eateries. Executive Chef, Misiwata Namal, is a veteran of resort kitchens and brings more than 15 years of culinary experience from around the South Pacific; including most recently, the…