Taste of the Caribbean is the region’s premier culinary competition, food & beverage educational exchange and Caribbean cultural showcase. Since 1993, the Caribbean’s best chefs and culinary teams unite at Taste to compete, demonstrate their skills, learn from each other and offer the general public a scintillating exhibition of the most delectable culinary treats of the islands.

Taste of the Caribbean provides a forum for food and beverage professionals to gather practical information, develop skills, sample and purchase, strengthen and establish supplier relationships and meeting new vendors. Participate in innovative and exciting educational sessions that promise to enhance individual skills and increase the value of your business.

HALL OF FAME

CARIBBEAN NATIONAL
TEAM OF THE YEAR

Barbados (2017)
Trinidad & Tobago (2016)
Bahamas (2015)
Puerto Rico (2014)
Barbados (2013)
Puerto Rico (2012)
Trinidad & Tobago (2011)
Barbados (2010)
Trinidad & Tobago (2009)
Trinidad & Tobago (2007)
Trinidad & Tobago (2006)
St. Maarten/St. Martin (2005)
Trinidad & Tobago (2004)
Jamaica (2003)
Bermuda (2000)
Curaçao (1999)
Puerto Rico (1997)
Aruba (1996)

CARIBBEAN
CHEF OF THE YEAR

Kenneth Molyneaux, BVI (2017)
Damian Leach, Barbados (2016)
Jonathan Hernandez, Puerto Rico (2015)
Rashindra Donge, Bonaire (2014)
Brian Lumley, Jamaica (2013)
Devon Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago (2012)
Mitchell Husbands, Barbados (2011)
Graham Singer, Antigua and Barbuda (2010)
Glendon Carty, Anguilla (2009)
Fernando Parrilla, Puerto Rico (2007)
Hans Van Triest, Curaçao (2006)
Carlos Portela, Puerto Rico (2005)
John Hazzard, Barbados (2004)
Bobo Bergstrom, St. Lucia (2003)
Mark French, Puerto Rico (2000)
Martin Maginley, Jamaica (1999)
Jeremy Cruz, Puerto Rico (1997)
Michael Salmon, Aruba (1996)

CARIBBEAN BARTENDER
OF THE YEAR

Ryan Adamson, Barbados (2017)
Marv Cunningham, Bahamas (2016)
Marv Cunningham, Bahamas (2015)
Brandon DeCloux, USVI (2014)
Roberto Rodriguez, Puerto Rico (2013)
Jamaal Bowen, Barbados (2012)
Humphrey Lew Jen Tai, Curacao (2011)
Alva Preville, St. Lucia (2010)
Paul Peterson, St. Maarten/St. Martin (2009)
Raymond Edwards, Trinidad and Tobago (2007)
Paul Peterson, St. Maarten/St. Martin (2006)
Rakeesh Madoo, Trinidad & Tobago (2005)
Alexandra Ballin, Anguilla (2004)
Hiram Avila, Puerto Rico (2003)
Alexander Meyer, Aruba (2000)
Ron Webster, Anguilla (1999)
Lissette Rijna, Bonaire (1997)
Neil Felix, Grenada (1996)

CARIBBEAN PASTRY
CHEF OF THE YEAR

Melissa Logan, Cayman Islands (2017)
Kimberly Jaggasar, Trinidad & Tobago (2016)
Sheldon Tracey Sweeting, Bahamas (2015)
Sheldon Tracey Sweeting, Bahamas (2014)
Sheldon Tracey Sweeting, Bahamas (2013)
Pablo Colon, Puerto Rico (2012)
Kunal Chakrabarti, USVI (2011)
Maureen Bowers, Antigua and Barbuda (2010)
Alberto Febo, Puerto Rico (2009)
Rene Olmeda, Puerto Rico (2007)
Tracy Sweeting, Bahamas (2006)
Geert Maarten Van Mil, Aruba (2005)
Sally Gaskins, Bahamas (2004)
Jing Shi, Jamaica (2003)
Jing Shi, Jamaica (2000)
Linval Green, Jamaica (1999)
Pascal Barronier, Anguilla (1997)
Casten Flindt, Barbados (1996)

JUNIOR CHEF
OF THE YEAR

Kenria Taylor, Bahamas (2017)
Roninangel Simmons, Turks & Caicos (2016)
Edna Butcher, St. Lucia (2015)
Sanju Smith, Jamaica (2014)
Naomi Lovell, Trinidad & Tobago (2013)
Isaiah Connel, Trinidad & Tobago (2012)
Mikhala Bagot, BVI (2011)
Osvaldo Ortega, Puerto Rico (2010)

HONORARY MEMBER

Andre Niederhauser (2017)
Josué Merced-Reyes (2016)
Augusto Schreiner (2015)
William “Bill” Moore (2014)

APPRENTICE
OF THE YEAR

Luis Alvarez, Puerto Rico (2000)
Michael Moncrieffe, Cayman Islands (1997)

TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN SPONSORS 2017

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HOTEL, VILLA & CONDO/TIMESHARE MEMBERSHIP


CHTA understands that operating a hotel, a villa or a condo/timeshare property is about far more than a comfortable night’s sleep for your guests. It is about Business Management, Advocacy and Marketing within multi-intra islands as well as International. Our association is about what happens behind the scenes – what will make your establishment run smoother, be more cost-effective, and grow your profits. CHTA members have inside access to the key players and resources that drive the lodging industry, and benefit from a network of likeminded executives. While we encourage the primary contact to be the general manager or property owner, our host of benefits transcends marketing, human resources, sales, food & beverage, and other departments. For this reason, we entitle the primary member to appoint other internal associates to also receive the full benefits of CHTA membership. This means that for one price, individuals can take advantage of all the events, educational resources, and communications we offer. Discounts are offered only to CHTA card members.

Hotel, Villa Condo/Timeshare Membership Form  (PDF 3.3 MB)

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ALLIED MEMBERSHIP


For organizations that do or want to do business in the Caribbean Allied Members are organizations with a vested interest in the Hotel and Tourism industry, who use CHTA as a platform to grow their industry knowledge, while networking and conducting business with other members. Primarily comprised of key decision makers in the Caribbean industry, our hotel, villa and condo/timeshare members have the power to sign your dotted line, and we take strides to make our Allied Members visible to this community. If this audience comprises any part of your consumer base, you can’t afford not to join CHTA.

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Allied Membership Form  (PDF 3.5 MB)

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