This Friday at Oyster Bay Beach Resort’s Infinity Restaurant, Fête de la cuisine organizer Henri Brookson handed over a $1,758.57 cheque to the Sint Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association. The donation was the result of a collaboration between Fête de la Cuisine and Oyster Bay Beach Resort Infinity Restaurant to donating 50% on the net proceeds of the night’s event, to enable Sint Maarten to send our culinary team to the regional Taste of the Caribbean culinary contest. The dinner was prepared by members of the 2016 award winning culinary team assisted by Sundial students, the infinity kitchen and service staff with the guides of Bart Peut from Sundial School.

This October, the Fete De La Cuisine was held at both Oyster Bay Beach Resort and Holland House. International television channels as well as lifestyle magazines reported the event, putting Sint Maarten on the map as a culinary travel destination. The Taste of the Caribbean Team 2016 used the events for practical training, while at the same time the four course dinners serve as a fundraiser to.

Taste of the Caribbean is the leading culinary competition of the region. Last year’s Sint Maarten team, led by well-known chef Dino Jagtiani, won in different categories in the event. Sint Maarten is looking forward to defending its title at the 2017 event in Miami.

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