Open call Pastry Chef & Bartender.

SHTA – Taste of the Caribbean National Team selection Continues

PHILIPSBURG:— The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association, the largest private sector representative, announces the Open Call for Pastry Chefs and Bartenders. The open call starts today February 22nd, 2016 and will close on February 29th, 2016. Pastry Chefs and Bartenders who have registered will compete for a spot on the culinary team during a local competition to be held on March 12th at the Sundial School. The winners will of the competition will earn a place on St. Maarten/St. Martin team who will be representing the island at the June 6th through 10th , 2016 CHTA Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami.
Requirements for interested Pastry Chefs and Bartenders are as follows:
Pastry Chef: The pastry chef must prepare a Signature dish for eight (8) persons. Time to prepare is four (4) hours.
Bartender: The bartender must prepare 3 Signature drinks. Time to prepare will be thirty (30) minutes for three (3) drinks. All Pastries & Beverages must have a Caribbean identity and flavors in particular, Sint Maarten/Saint Martin flair and taste.
Bartenders and Chef’s interested in vying for a place on the team can submit an email indicating their interest to the SHTA office at . Interested persons are requested to use “Taste of Caribbean Open Call 2” in the email subject line.
Since 1993, Taste of the Caribbean has been the one Caribbean Culinary competition not to be missed! This is an 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. Teams from all over the Caribbean will be vying for the titles of
culinary team of the year, Caribbean Chef of the Year, Caribbean Junior Chef of the Year, Caribbean Pastry Chef of the year, Caribbean Bartender of the year, and Apprentice of the year.

After being absent from the competition for several years, St. Maarten will be making its way back to this prestigious culinary competition. The eventual team that would be representing St. Maarten will consist of chefs and bartenders from both sides of the island participating as a unified team. Through this initiative SHTA endeavors to showcase the multitude of Culinary and Bartending talent on St. Maarten.

The SHTA is dedicated to bringing quality to all aspects of life on St. Maarten by promoting sustainable economic development for its members in cooperation with the social partners and the creation of a fair arketplace. For more information please contact our offices at 542-0108 or visit our website at

Source: St. Martin News Network Open call Pastry Chef & Bartender.