Taste of the Caribbean Awards

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Taste of the Caribbean Awards

Taste of the Caribbean is one of the most prestigious culinary awards in the region. The only culinary competition where chefs and bartenders throughout the Caribbean are able to compete with one another in one arena. The competition evaluates competitors on an individual and group level. Below is a list of the overall winners of the 2018 Taste of the Caribbean Awards in each category:


Group Competition

  • Caribbean National Team of the Year: Overall Winner: Trinidad and Tobago


Individual Competition

  • Caribbean Chef of the Year:  Jamall Small, Bahamas
  • Caribbean Bartender of the Year, sponsored by Angostura: Shana Rajahram, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Caribbean Junior Chef of the Year: Hazen Rolle, Bahamas
  • Caribbean Pastry Chef of the Year:  Vadivel Raju, Turks and Caicos
  • Beef Competition: Tricia Gregoire, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Seafood Competition: Radiance Modeste, British Virgin Islands
  • Chocolate Competition: Rodney Corbin, Barbados


Special Awards

  • Best Non Alcoholic Drink- Winner: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Best Rum Drink – Winner: Bonaire
  • Best Vodka Drink – Winner: St. Lucia
  • Best Mystery Bar Drink, Sponsored by Angostura – Winner: Curacao
  • Hans Schenk Commemorative Award for the Most Innovative Dish Utilizing Indigenous Ingredients – Winner: Hazen Rolle, Bahamas
  • Tony Mack Spirit of the Competition: Caribbean Strong Team (Anguilla, BVI, Puerto Rico, USVI) and Bonaire

For a complete downloadable list of awardees, click here. For more information on Taste of the Caribbean and photos of the event, click here.

2018 CHTA Industry Awards
A Celebration of Caribbean Unity and Excellence: CHIEF, Taste of the Caribbean and Caribbean305
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