Published On: Tue, Apr 2nd, 2013

The 2013 Curaçao Culinary Team!

Culinairy TeamWILLEMSTAD - CHATA proudly presents the 2013 Curacao Culinary team.

Hard work pays off! This is the motto of 5 highly motivated individuals who together form the Curacao Culinary Team. After a series of successful competitions, the challenging final competition took place, Saturday March 30th 2013 at the Academy Hotel in Punda. This area was transformed into a cooking battle ground where both the junior and senior chefs competed with one goal in mind, which is to be part of the 2013 Curacao Culinary Team.

The competitions kicked off with 4 junior chefs and 5 senior chefs! Talent, creativity and determination were the key ingredients for these participants. CHATA and Academy Hotel saw many friends, family, supporters and culinary enthusiasts present to catch a glimpse of the chefs in action.

Hereby the results!




Senior Chef of the Year Adriyel Lourens Baoase Luxury Resort
Junior Chef of the Year Ashohary Juliana Maris Stella SBO
Team Member Shanot Ocalia Renaissance Hotel
Pastry Chef of the Year Carlos Anthonij Restaurant Nemo
Bartender of the Year Ramstone Melfor Renaissance Hotel
Best Rum Based Cocktail Ramstone Melfor Renaissance Hotel
Best Vodka Based Cocktail Ramstone Melfor Renaissance Hotel
Most Creative Cocktail Ramstone Melfor Renaissance Hotel
Most Talented Bartender Ramstone Melfor Renaissance Hotel
Hygiene Award Adriyel Lourens Baoase Luxury Resort
Most Creative Dish Carlos Anthonij Restaurant Nemo

The Curacao Culinary Team will begin training twice a week under the supervision of several local chefs who will be guiding them throughout the process of preparing for the Taste of the Caribbean which will take place in Miami, Florida in June 2013. In addition to the trainings, CHATA and the team will also host several cook outs to prepare for the team competition and raise funds for the trip.

Proud Sponsors Curacao Culinary 2013

Academy Hotel Curacao, Avila Hotel Curacao, Blue Bay Hotel, Centrum Fresh (Vispaleis), CHATA, CurAloe, Curacao Marriott Beach Resort, Curacao Tourist Board, DeliNova , EWT (Europe West, Indies Trading Company), Fayad Fruit & Vegetables, Floris Suites Hotel, IFC (International Fresh Company), Insel Air, Kusters’ Trading Company, Licores Maduro, Miss Ann Boat Trips, Plantage Dani’s, Point Snack, Renaissance Curacao Resort, Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort, Sound & Vision Professionals, Sunscape Resort Curacao, Lifestyle Motion and Tukonsito!

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