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Anguilla National Culinary Team

Competing At Taste Of The Caribbean 2016 in Miami

The Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA) is proud to announce its National Culinary Team that will represent the island at the 2016 Taste of the Caribbean, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) annual culinary competition, taking place June 6th – June 10, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, FL.

The 2016 Anguilla National Culinary Team is comprised  of the following chefs:

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  1. Dean Samuel
  2. Karimah Carty
  3. Lashanda Davis
  4. Teron Thompson
  5. Lester Gumbs
  6. Jennice Thomas
  7. Jonathan Hughes
  8. Jamal Hodge.

Ms.  Leonicia Rey from CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa, will accompany the team as an apprentice.

The selection process for the 2017 team will be announced in mid-October for selection completion in mid-November, 2016.  Everyone will be invited to compete for a space on the 2017 team.

At “Taste of the Caribbean”, teams from all around the region will vie for honors including: Caribbean Culinary Team of the Year, Caribbean Chef of the Year, Caribbean Pastry Chef of the Year, Caribbean Bartender of the Year, Caribbean Junior Chef of the Year and Best Caribbean Chef in the category of Beef and Seafood.

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Dean Samuel, Member of Anguilla’s 2016 Culinary Team

Fundraising events prior to the CHTA culinary competition events include the Chef’s Showcase of Food Fundraiser on  Sunday April, 3rd, and the now famous  Mother’s Day Brunch, both events being held at Viceory Anguilla.

We are featuring some new and wonderful restaurants this year, and  invite all to come out and support the team.

In effort to concentrate on Team practice and cooking techniques development, the third fundraiser has not  yet been scheduled, and we will advise if we have a need to do another one.

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Karimah Carty, Member of Anguilla’s 2016 Culinary Team

The team is organized  by the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA),  and supported through the generosity of the Anguilla Tourist Board, Viceroy Anguilla, Cap Juluca Hotel, CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Merchant’s Market Anguilla, Digicel, Straw Hat, and all the participating restaurants that come together to assist the team.

The Taste of Anguilla –A Culinary Team Showcase of Foods event will be announced shortly, with tickets being available for sale later this week. Ticket prices will remain the same at US $ 75:00 per person.

Look out for the SAVE THE DATE for both events shortly. For more information about upcoming fundraising events and/or team sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gilda Gumbs Samuel at ahta@anguillanet.com or by phone at (264) 497-2944.

As the event draws nearer, be sure to stay up to date with all team happenings by following and “liking” the  AHTA and the ANGUILLA NATIONAL CULINARY TEAM pages on Facebook.

We are grateful for the valuable support of you the Anguillian community in supporting the passion and the efforts of the Anguilla Culinary team

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