Become a Sponsor



There are a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities available throughout Taste of the Caribbean, enabling you to reach your desired target market. Whether you are aiming to reach hoteliers, chefs, bartenders, food and beverage professionals and students, tourist boards, or lovers of all things Caribbean in South Florida, Taste is the place to be.


Each sponsorship category offers targeted exposure during the culinary completion and/or the cultural showcase, Taste of the Islands. Visibility on our website, pre and post event PR, photographic and video coverage… simply choose which would best suite your objectives and budget parameters.


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History




Taste of the Caribbean


Since 1993, Taste of the Caribbean has been the one Caribbean culinary competion not to be missed; the one annual opportunity to network, polish professional skills and cheer on colleagues in competition, before a large audience of industry peers and food & beverage veterans. Taste of the Caribbean provides education and inspiration through tastings and demonstrations, created to enhance performance, style and profitability in food and beverage operations. A forum for gathering practical information, sampling, purchasing, strengthening established supplier relationships and meeting new vendors, all on hand to help Taste of the Caribbean registrants build food and beverage business – and yield benefits on the bottom line.


Taste of the Islands Showcase


The Taste of the Caribbean’s cultural and culinary showcase - Taste of the Islands. Experience the unique tastes, sounds and color of Caribbean culture and cuisine in one place. Indulge in succulent dishes and tasty libations, music, and more.


Hall of Fame

CARIBBEAN NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Almeda, 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

  • 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

  • William “Bill” Moore (2014)

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

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


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