The Trinidad & Tobago National Culinary Team dinners are back as the team prepares for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s 2016 Taste of the Caribbean competition, which will be held in June in Mimi, Florida!
Since 1997, Team T&T has entered Taste of the Caribbean on 12 occasions and hauled in 52 medals – 23 Gold, 20 Silver and 9 Bronze. Trinidad & Tobago is also the ONLY country to win the coveted title of Caribbean National Team of the Year five (5) times!
The T&T National Culinary Team will hold a series of practice dinners (open to the public) at the Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre Savannah Terrace, at 7:00 pm on the following Mondays:
- March 14th – link to pictures from dinner
- March 21st / sold-out
- April 4th / duck, pork, shrimp / seats available
- April 11th / chicken, scallops, beef / seats available
- April 18th / chicken, fish, steak / seats available
- April 25th / salmon, duck, shrimp / seats available
- May 2nd
- May 9th
- May 16th
- May 23rd
Tickets are $250.00 per person for a three-course dinner with wine.
Menus will not be available before the dinners as the team will prepare the meal from a basket of mystery items presented each week. However, you can enquire about the entrées (meat or seafood) in the basket for the date(s) you are interested in. Please keep in mind that these are practice sessions, and as such, all the plates will be the same, and no individual orders/requests will be taken based on likes or preferences.
Reservations are required, and can be made at 634-1174/5 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Come meet and support the team as they go for Trinidad & Tobago’s sixth title win and more Gold medals!
“Taste of the Caribbean is the region’s premier culinary competition and cultural showcase. Once a year the best chefs and culinary teams unite to learn, demonstrate their skills and provide the general public a scintillating exhibition of the most savory and delectable treats of the islands. A showcase of the hottest and most popular trends in Caribbean gastronomy.”