On Sunday May 7th, the Bonaire Culinary Team 2017 provided a successful fundraising Beach BBQ. Around 300 people came to enjoy a delightful BBQ lunch at Te Amo Beach or had their culinary tastes of food to go. The team is happy with their progress so far and above all motivated to learn more and improve their skills. Watch the video of the BBQ and subscribe to our channel to follow the events of Bonaire’s Culinary Team 2017 on their way to Miami!
Video impression of the fundraising Beach BBQ of the Bonaire Culinary Team
Training full power
The Bonaire Culinary Team is working hard and is training each week to compete in the Taste of the Caribbean in Miami in June this year. After three cook outs and a beach BBQ, the team is well on schedule on their way to gold! Bonaire is participating in all categories of the Taste of the Caribbean. Each category of the competition has another focus, such as junior, senior, seafood, Angus beef, chocolate, pastry and bartender. So far, we have enjoyed three cook outs. Cook outs are a great opportunity for the team to train their team collaboration, as well as their timing, cooking techniques, plating and many more to comply with the requirements of the competition.
One requirement of the competition is the use of local products and brands of Bonaire. Almost all categories of the competition must or may include the typical delicious dishes of Bonaire. Traditional dishes are given a culinary twist to enhance the flavors and retain the nutrients. Because of the variation of cooking techniques, every bite will make your taste buds explode. The dishes of the Bonaire Culinary Team of 2017 are top secret until the competition, so you can only guess about the culinary surprises or come taste it yourself at the fundraising dinners! There are just two cook outs left to attend and experience the outcome of their hard work. Reserve your table for a dinner prepared by the team via +599 786 1508. Dates: 14 May – Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire, and 21 May – It Rains Fishes.
The team is supported by quite a few sponsors. They allow the Bonaire Culinary Team to participate in the competition. The sponsors provide financial, material and promotional support to the team. The sponsors of 2017 are: Bonaire Restaurant Association (BRA), Streefkerk a+c, Bonaire Hotel and Tourism Association (BONHATA), Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB), Hang Out Beachbar, WEB Bonaire, Caribbean Bakery Supplies, Bonaire Food Group, The Cadushy Distillery, Cuba Compagnie, Maduro Dive Fanta-Seas, Bonaire Blond, J.C HERRERA, Den Laman Condominiums, Sand Dollar Condominiums, and Rum Runners.