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A Conversation With Chef David Destinoble

By CTA Admin | Jan 19, 2017

Chef David Destinoble is one of the more prominent Haitian chefs in the industry. As one of the founders of the Haitian Culinary Alliance, Destinoble has been influential in bring Haitian cuisine to the forefront of the culinary arts industry. The Johnson and Wales trained chef boasts an impressive resume that includes personal chef to former Haitian…

SLHTA to Host National Culinary Competition in preparation for CHTA Taste of the Caribbean 2017

By CTA Admin | Jan 19, 2017

All is set for one of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association’s most anticipated events on its calendar, CHTA Taste of the Caribbean Competition. Every year the National Culinary Team looks forward to the region’s most sought after event in the Culinary Industry. As part of preparations for the culinary event which is hosted…

St. Lucia Native and ‘Top Chef’ Runner-up Nabs New Orleans’ Restaurant of the Year for 2016

By CTA Admin | Jan 19, 2017

Saint Lucia joyously celebrates with Chef Nina Compton as her restaurant, Compere Lapin, has been named New Orleans’ Restaurant of the Year for 2016 by The Times-Picayune. The Saint Lucia Culinary Ambassador and “Top Chef” runner-up also was the first to be presented the award by renowned Times-Picayune dining critic Brett Anderson. “The fact that…

University of Bahamas Students Gain Work Experience at Resorts World Bimini

By CTA Admin | Jan 13, 2017

A pilot partnership project between the University of The Bahamas (UB) and Resorts World Bimini (RWB) – which resulted in six students gaining work experience at the four-star resort during the holidays – has been deemed a success, so much so that it could potentially lead to a viable program and future employment opportunities. The…

Jamaica: Ones To Watch For 2017

By CTA Admin | Jan 13, 2017

The Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is determined to drive tourism numbers through gastronomy. Those responsible for what visitors to our shores eat and, indeed, how they perceive our cuisine must now re-evaluate the offerings of each plate. Thursday Life starts the big reveal at Sandals Resorts where the luxurious setting is rivalled only by…

Fiji: Retreat promotes local cuisine to visitors

By CTA Admin | Jan 13, 2017

A BUSINESS operating as a retreat situated in the lush tropical highlands of Namosi is working with its neighbouring village communities to promote iTaukei cuisine through the use of traditional and locally grown food. Namosi Eco Retreat, a traditional iTaukei-inspired retreat, has engaged with its nearby local communities to directly buy crops and other items…

UNWTO Gastronomy network Action plan 2016 / 2017

By CTA Admin | Jan 13, 2017

Gastronomy tourism has emerged as an indispensable resource, adding value and providing a solution to an increasingly pressing need for destinations to stand out and offer unique products. Five fundamental reasons behind these ever-growing phenomena are: 1. A destination´s need to differentiate itself and develop a unique selling proposition naturally leads to a search for…

Royal Government of Cambodia honors FAO efforts on country natural resource protection

By CTA Admin | Dec 20, 2016

Royal Government of Cambodia honors FAO efforts on country natural resource protection The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) awarded the Royal Order of Sahametrei to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Cambodia for outstanding services to the King and the people of Cambodia. The award, signed by Cambodian Prime Minister…

Chefs contribute to developing agriculture

By CTA Admin | Dec 16, 2016

There should be more links to be forged between farmers, restaurateurs and chefs to help develop the agricultural sector. Likewise, the consumption of locally grown crops or less popular or known to be stimulated. “Take for example, bitter melon (sopropo). Only the name scares people off, but if it is presented attractively, will find it…

Minister talks up AgriTourism

By CTA Admin | Dec 16, 2016

The government is serious about promoting the sustainable use of local food by the tourism industry through strengthened inter-sectoral policies. That was the message from the Minister of Tourism, Sala Fata Pinati, when he opened the AgriTourism Policy Setting Workshop being held at the T.A.T.T.E Building this week. The Minister said the key to economic…

GAFF set for next week Saturday

By CTA Admin | Dec 16, 2016

The annual Gaborone African Food Festival (GAFF) will be held on December 17 at Bojanala Waterfront, Gaborone with delicious African dishes on offer. The family fun day will give the attendees an opportunity to see, taste and experience a wide variety of organic and authentic various cuisines from the four regions which include South African…

Celebrity Chef Levi Roots signs on to Jus’ Caribbean Festival

By CTA Admin | Dec 16, 2016

After months of negotiations CaribDirect Multi-Media is pleased to announce Jamaican musician, celebrity chef and TV presenter Levi Roots will be participating in Grace Foods Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017 by giving an inspirational speech at the Grace Foods Caribbean Food and Drink Conference 2017. Billed for Friday 18th August 2017 at Lambeth College in south…

WIBISCO ready to do more

By CTA Admin | Dec 16, 2016

The West India Biscuit Company Limited (WIBISCO) is investing $2.6 million in new packaging and equipment as it prepares to take a fresh crack at the export market. Speaking on the heels of WIBISCO being named Caribbean Exporter Of The Year, WIBISCO general manager Adrian Padmore told BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY that the company expected to “open up…