Guess Which Island Will Host The Ninth Annual Caribbean Food And Wine Festival
By Kelsey Marie
Prepare your tastebuds because the ninth annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival will be taking place from October 31 to November 3 and in a location as hot as the flavors.
Turks & Caicos Islands will be the host of this year’s festival, making it one of the largest culinary events to take place on the islands.
Foodies and wine lovers from all walks of life will be able to enjoy food from the best culinary talent in the world.
Nikheel Advani, co-chair of the festival says, “This year’s festival brings together two Michelin-starred chefs, esteemed winemakers and a group of extremely talented local chefs in honor of our beloved islands.”
Each day of the event will have an array of activities centered around food and wine. Examples of events are a Dinner With The Stars featuring Chef Atul Kochhar to a Sunday brunch.
“The exposure we have to some of the world’s most highly-regarded chefs during this festival has bolstered our local talent and led to the Turks & Caicos becoming one of the best food & beverage destinations in the Caribbean.”
In addition to the festival shedding a spotlight on Turks & Caicos, it also will benefit The Department of Youth Affairs, Lit’l Chefs mentor program. Funds will be raised for the organization in support of local chefs and their careers.
Hon. Ralph Higgs, Minister of Tourism, tells Forbes: “After nearly a decade, The Caribbean Food & Wine Festival has become one of the most prominent culinary events in the Caribbean. The festival showcases our nation’s exceptional culinary reputation with a taste of global culinary trends and furthers the Turks & Caicos Island’s place as leaders in the Caribbean food and beverage scene.”
You can snag tickets to this year’s event on the Caribbean Food & Wine Festival’s website.
Prices range from $60 to $250.
Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie