Caribbean Chefs To Spice-up Caribbean Week in NY

30th May 2003

Some of the Caribbeanå‘s leading chefs will showcase their culinary talent and flair, as well as some of their favourite dishes at two consumer events at Caribbean Week in New York.
Renowned chefs from world-class resorts in Aruba, the British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago will be in town to spice up the city with distinctive Caribbean cuisine.
On Tuesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 5, 2003, these chefs will prepare some of their favorite and most sought after recipes at the Macy’s Herald Square store on 34th Street. The events will begin at noon in the Macy’s Cellar.
“Consumers will have an opportunity to sample some of the most delicious and delightful Caribbean dishes and to enter to win a five-day/four-night all-inclusive vacation at Grand Lido Braco in Jamaica, courtesy of SuperClubs Resorts and Air Jamaica,” said Hugh Riley, CTO’s director of marketing for the Americas.
Additionally, chefs Craig Copeland of Bel Air Plantation Resort, Grenada; Jaap Ellis of Papiamento Restaurant, Aruba; Mario Ferro of Caribe Hilton, Puerto Rico; Martin Maginley of SuperClubs Grand Lido and Dennis McIntosh of Ritz Carlton, Jamaica; Henry Prince of New England Culinary Institute, British Virgin Islands; Debra Sardinha of Hilton Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago and Selwyn Wickham of the Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute will again show off their culinary and artistic talent at a food and cultural exposition, Caribbean Fair to Remember on June 2 at the historic Bowling Green Park in Lower Manhattan. Admission to both events is free.
The CTO also plans to have select chefs present during other Caribbean Week events, including the Governments of the Caribbean State Ball, on Friday, June 6 at the Waldorf=Astoria, and the CTO Caribbean Marketplace for Journalists, scheduled for Wednesday, June 4 at the Roosevelt Hotel.
The Caribbean Fair and Macy’s events are part of a program of consumer-focused activities organised by CTO to generate interest in Caribbean Week among the public.

The agenda for Caribbean Week 2003, which runs from June 1-6 includes meetings of all categories of CTO’s membership including Ministers and Directors of Tourism, Chapter Presidents and Allied Members representing airlines, hoteliers, tour wholesalers, travel agents and other interested parties, to discuss issues affecting the development, promotion and sustainability of Caribbean tourism
Royal Band at Caribbean Week NY



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