Consumers Invited To Sample A ‘Taste Of The Caribbean’ With Annual Culinary Event In Miami

Consumers Invited To Sample A ‘Taste Of The Caribbean’ With Annual Culinary Event In MiamiCONSUMERS INVITED TO

Premier Caribbean Culinary Event Returns To Miami, June 12-14, 2015

THE CARIBBEAN (May 28, 2015) – Food and cooking enthusiasts as well as those who enjoy island fare and libations, will have the opportunity to savor Caribbean creations at a competition lunch, dinner and Taste of the Islands festival during the 2015 Taste of the Caribbean culinary event scheduled for June 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency, Miami.

Presented by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Taste of the Caribbean is an annual event that highlights the art of Caribbean cooking as it brings together top chefs and bartenders from the region to compete for honors in a variety of food and beverage competitions. There are 10 culinary teams registered from Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Suriname and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Attendees can watch as teams go head-to-head in the Caribbean National Teams Culinary Competition Lunch. Taking place on Friday, June 12 from 12 – 2 pm, the lunch will include three-course meals paired with wines and prepared by teams from the Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands. Tickets are US$50 per person.

Consumers can also enjoy the Caribbean National Teams Culinary Competition Dinner that evening (Friday, June 12 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm) featuring three-course meals paired with wines prepared by teams from Anguilla, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname and reigning Caribbean Culinary Team of the Year – Puerto Rico. Tickets are US$50.00.

Consumers looking to purchase tickets for both the lunch and dinner competition events can take advantage of a special combination package price of US$85 per person.

Tickets are available for the Taste of the Islands festival on Saturday, June 13, which highlights the culture of the Caribbean through a variety of gourmet appetizers and desserts, taste signature cocktails, listen to authentic Caribbean music and gather information about the Caribbean. The Taste of the Islands festival takes place from 6:30 – 9 pm and ticketsare US$40 per person.

Another package option for consumers is purchasing tickets for the Competition Lunch, Competition Dinner and Taste of the Islands festival for US$115 per person.

For tickets and information, call CHTA 786-476-8623 or email

Taste of the Caribbean is staged by CHTA in conjunction with sponsors Anco, Aloutte and International Dairy Farms – Caribbean Pastry Chef Sponsor, Interval International – Host sponsor, and Certified Angus Beef, Esser Wines and Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau – Event Sponsors.

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Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) facilitates the full potential of the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry by serving members’ needs and building partnerships in a socially responsible and sustainable manner. CHTA is the voice of the Caribbean hospitality industry for the development of the region in the highly competitive and sophisticated environment of international tourism. Today, tourism is widely recognized as a pivotal industry in the economy of the region – and CHTA functions as the common denominator for this industry in a region of diverse nationalities, languages and styles, identifying mutual problems and marshaling the resources of the active and allied members to devise solutions. CHTA represents all facets of the hospitality industry with more than 600 member hotels and over 300 allied members.

CHTA, including the events staged by the association, is supported by Strategic Partners Cable & Wireless, Interval International, HVS, MasterCard, OBM International, Tambourine and TravelZoo.

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