Team members have been awarded Hall of Fame status in consecutive occasions for categories such as Pastry Chef of the Year and Bartender of the Year. Sheldon “Tracey” Sweeting has won the Pastry Title, and Hall of Fame Status an epic four times, three of them consecutively; while Marv Cunningham won Caribbean Bartender of the Year, and Hall of Fame 2 years in succession, which is also unprecedented in the history of the competition.
In 2016 we were awarded Gold Medal status for Team of the Year, Caribbean Chef of the Year; Chef Richmond Fowler won Gold in Seafood Category and was awarded Seafood Chef of the Year.
This year, Bahamian Mixologist, Marv Cunningham aka “Mr. Mix” has realized yet another unprecedented feat, as he has been awarded the title of Top Judge and he has been asked to participate as Master of Ceremonies for the prestigious mixology competition at the Taste of the Caribbean. This will be the first time a Bahamian mixologist has reached this level of acclaim with the Taste competition.
Indeed we have much to be proud of, as competing in the Taste of the Caribbean has cultivated, enhanced and showcased the natural talent of countless young, burgeoning and accomplished Bahamian chefs and Mixologists.
Our participation in high caliber competitions is integral to our ability to nurture and produce world class Culinarians and Mixologists, capable of creating incredible, indigenous Bahamian food and drink; both key components of our tourism product.
This year we have a brand new slate of eager competitors who have been training arduously, using every ounce of natural talent, energy, dedication and passion to create a vast array of quintessentially Bahamian culinary delights. The courses served at the Gala Demonstration Dinner are indicative of the dishes that will be featured at the upcoming competition.
Please support this important effort to continue to promote and propel Bahamian Culinary prowess now and for future generations to come.