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Grenada Tourism Authority Announces Young Chef, Young Mixologist Competition

Rebel Nation | November 25, 2021


The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) has conceptualized a competition called “Young Chef, Young Mixologist’‘ which is open to any aspiring young chef and mixologist under the age of 26. The competitors will comprise ten (10) aspiring chefs and six (6) mixologists.

Entrants are required to send a video submission to sthomas@puregrenada.com  with the following information:

  • Short introduction video stating why is it that you should be chosen
  • Why do you love the culinary space?
  • What is your favorite recipe?
  •  and your motivations and inspirations for it?

The competition will take place over a period of four (4) days, December 4, 5,12 & 13. Key judges/Chefs of this competition will include Chef Belinda of Flavours of Grenada, Executive Chef Warwick of Sandals Grenada, Chef Nelcia of Silversands Grenada, Chef Ramces of Calabash, Chef Andre of RTA Services and Chef Andre of St. George’s University Club.

Training areas would include menu design, making soups and sauces, etiquette training, media training and the practical side such as plating and knives skills. The winners will be awarded the opportunity to:

  • Designation as Grenada’s Young Chef, Young Mixologist Ambassador
  • An internship with a hotel or restaurant establishment
  • Culinary representative on the GTA’s overseas promotional tour
  • One West Indies School of Hospitality (WISH) online learning course of their choice
  • A $1000 cash prize
  • Chef/Mixologist attire and equipment

Grenada was recently designated the world’s first culinary capital by the World Food Travel Association(WFTA). Grenada’s culinary culture has been recognized due to our food being firmly attached to our cultural heritage and the spices we are known for has been integrated into Grenada’s cuisine which has resulted in an overall robust and flavourful national food profile.

In this regard the competition will focus heavily on sustainability and the use of local produce into the recipes and mixology creations. Competitors will be working closely with local farmers to source their produce for this competition.

“The Grenada Tourism Authority is excited about the development of the island’s food tourism but equally important is the development of our people and creating an environment to improve out young and upcoming talent”.

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