Published On: Wed, Jan 6th, 2016

Wanted culinary talent for the Curaçao Culinary Competitions 2016

Culinary CompetitionWILLEMSTAD - Can you stand the heat in the kitchen; are you the Culinary Jean-Julien Rojer? Don’t hesitate any longer and register yourself to participate at the Curaçao Culinary Competitions 2016.

The Curaçao Culinary Competitions will be held in February 2016 and they are to form the Curaçao Culinary Team which will represent our ‘dushi’ island at the Taste of the Caribbean in Miami in the week of June 6th, 2016. The Taste of the Caribbean is an annual competition where at least 10 teams representing different countries in the Caribbean participate. To form the Curaçao Culinary Team with its best Chefs and bartender, CHATA organizes the Curaçao Culinary Competitions.

In preparation of these culinary competitions, different workshops are being organized; Bartender, Pastry and Chefs workshops. These workshops are for local Senior Chefs, Junior Chefs (till 21 years old), Pastry Chefs and Bartenders which work in CHATA hotels and restaurants.

The Chefs (Senior & Junior) workshop will be held on Monday January 25th and the Pastry workshop will be held on Tuesday January 26th. The workshops are from 15:00 – 17:00 hrs, location still to be announced. The participants must bring a prepared main dish (fish, chicken or beef) which will be evaluated by the judges. The same applies to the participating Pastry Chefs. The workshops are held by International Culinary judge: Henny Kolenbrander (Pointsnack) and Pastry Chef of Sta. Barbara Beach & Golf Resort; Wouter Tjeertjes.

The Judges Bartender workshop will be held on Wednesday January 27th, the Bartender workshop and Practice Bartender Battle on Friday January 29th.

A recipe has no soul; you as a cook must bring soul to it, are you the ingredient to spice the Curaçao Culinary events up, than register immediately!

For more information you can call the CHATA office; phone. 465-1005 and ask for Shardinoushka Schoop or send an email to

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