Published On: Thu, May 26th, 2016

Savor the Islands with “Taste of the Caribbean”

Culinary Competition and Showcase Comes to the Hyatt Regency, June 8-9, 2016

TasteMIAMI – Each year, top chefs from all over the Caribbean travel to the Hyatt Regency Miami to participate in Taste of the Caribbean, a culinary tour de force where they battle for the chance to be crowned the best in the region. The public has two limited opportunities to enjoy access to this exclusive industry event: the Caribbean Culinary Team Lunch and Dinner Challenges on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, and the Taste of the Islands festival on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

A total of 13 competing Caribbean teams which, having competed at the national level, travel to Miami to represent their islands in a battle to be named the best in the region. Teams are composed of two senior chefs, one junior chef, one bartender, one pastry chef and one manager. Participating teams include Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Curacao, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Lunch and Dinner Challenges

On June 8, 2016, Miami locals have a crucial role to play in the Caribbean’s foremost culinary competition as diners. For both lunch and dinner, guests will delight in wine-paired, three-course meals designed by elite teams of gastronomic professionals.

Lunch will be served from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. by teams from Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Jamaica, Suriname and Turks and Caicos. Dinner, taking place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will be prepared by teams from Anguilla, Curacao, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten / St. Martin, Trinidad and Tobago and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tickets for both lunch and dinner events are US$55 per person and can be purchased at

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