National Culinary Team To Return Home Elated!


The National Culinary Team will return home with a medley of medals on Thursday, June 8th 2017!


The Team will bring home two Gold Medals Wins; as the youngest team member; Junior Chef Kenria Taylor won GOLD and the coveted title of Junior Chef of the Year!


The Team’s Senior Chef, Team Captain, Chef Emmanuel Gibson won Gold in his category, Caribbean Chef of the Year! Every other participating competitor; and the overarching National Culinary Team won no less than Silver Medals in each and every one of their categories.

The most poignant moment of the night was had when our youngest member; the only female on the team; Junior Chef Kenria Taylor scored Gold and the most prestigious award in her category.

Proud Team Members could not contain their excitement; as they rushed to the stage to cheer as Chef Kenria was inducted into the coveted Hall of Fame for winning Junior Chef of the Year.

Incredibly this is the first time Kendria has competed at this level of competition; to walk away with the highest honours possible in her category is no less than epic. Elite Chef Emmanuel Gibson; Team Captain and seasoned Taste of the Caribbean competitor took home Gold in his category; Chef of the Year.

Fellow team members; Mixologist Gino Wilson; Chef Kevyn Pratt; Chef Jamall Petty and Chef Angel Betancourt won Silver in each of their respective categories; Bartender of the Year, Seafood, Beef and Pastry.

The five man Bahamian Team; Team Captain, Chef Emmanuel, Team Manager, Chef Mario Adderley, Chef Owen Bain, Chef Angel Betancourt, Junior Chef Kenria Taylor and apprentice Chef Ryan Macintosh also won Silver for Team of the Year. Two top Gold Medal wins; an induction into the Hall of Fame and a medley of Silvers for the new team is being heralded as an incredible achievement.

Accompanying the Team was Chef Carvison Pratt and Chef Tamar Rahming, who were both alternate chefs on the Team. Team administrator Charlotte Knowles Thompson glowed with pride as months of training culminated in ultimate success.

The Team will be arriving home on Thursday June 8th 2017.

Congratulations National Culinary Team; thank you for all of your hard work and thank you to every partner and sponsor who helped make their journey a reality!

Last Updated on Friday, 28 July 2017 07:47