The melange of cultural influences that characterise the exquisite nature of Caribbean cuisine will come to life during Caribbean Week in
New York when the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) hosts 15 chefs from Caribbean resorts and restaurants.
They have been invited to New York at part of the CTO’s Caribbean Week 2005 Celebrity Chef Programme through which Caribbean chefs express their identities by preparing and showcasing appetising signature dishes at in-store cooking demonstrations.
As part of Caribbean Week activities the chefs will appear at Bloomingdale’s (59th Street Store) and Williams-Sonoma (Time Warner Center) from Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 4, and will also conduct demonstrations at Macy’s (34th Street) on Thursday, June 2 and Saturday, June 4.
“Because of its multicultural influences and centuries of tradition, Caribbean cuisine is food of the gods and the Caribbean celebrity chefs will give New York City a taste of the blissful flavours of the region,” said Hugh Riley, CTO’s director of marketing for the Americas.
“We consider the 15 chefs in the programme to be celebrities because they are from prestigious establishments and exhibit extensive culinary experience and strong knowledge of their trade,” he added.