New Chef at Viceroy Riviera Maya

August 7, 2014 | 5:57 am | 0 Comment


Above: La Marea at the Viceroy Riviera Maya By the Caribbean Journal staff The Viceroy Riviera Maya has named Paloma Carvajal its new Chef de Cuisine, the property announced. Carvajal will oversee the property's restaurants including La Marea and Coral Grill. Carvajal's previous experience includes stints at the El Chafin restaurant in Madrid (and its sister more...

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Martinique’s La Suite Villa Hotel Names New Chef de Cuisine

July 22, 2014 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment


Above: the Zandoli restaurant at La Suite Villa in Martinique By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique's La Suite Villa hotel has named Ivan Duchene the new Chef de Cuisine at its flagship restaurant, Zandoli. Duchene comes to the property from the Emilie Restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia. His career has included stints working with Jean-Marie Amat, Alain Ducasse more...

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New Executive Chef at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach

July 8, 2014 | 11:47 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach By the Caribbean Journal staff The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach has a new executive chef. The resort announced Tuesday that Sandy Tuason had been named the property's new top chef. Tuason comes to the property from the New York Palace, where he worked for two years with Master Chef Jacques Sorci. "Having more...

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Puerto Rico Team Wins Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition

July 7, 2014 | 4:32 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Puerto Rican team at the CHTA Taste of the Caribbean competition By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico's national culinary team won the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association's Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition in Miami last week. The Puerto Rican squad won the "Best Culinary Team in the Caribbean" crown competing against more...

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Virgin Gorda’s Rosewood Little Dix Bay Names New Executive Chef

June 26, 2014 | 4:28 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Rosewood Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda, BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort in Virgin Gorda has named Torsten Rumprecht its new executive chef. Rumprecht will lead the culinary team at the British Virgin Islands property, including the resort's Sugar Mill, Pavilion and Beach Grill restaurants. The chef has already more...

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Barbados’ Best-Kept Secret

June 4, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment


The Baron's Smokehouse at Pablo Donte's in Barbados (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST LAWRENCE GAP, BARBADOS — I might have walked past Pablo Donte's 99 times out of 100. It was set at the very back of a tourist village made up of colourful shacks set on a cul-de-sac on a small lane. Pablo Donte's was the only bar open; the other doors were more...

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Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Resort Names New Culinary Team

May 19, 2014 | 2:34 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The El San Juan Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico has named a new executive culinary team. The property, a Hilton hotel, has appointed Ana Parga as its executive chef, and Frances Archilla as its director of food and beverage. Archilla was most recently the resort and spa more...

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Barbados Readies For Lionfish Derby

May 6, 2014 | 4:58 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a lionfish ready to be cooked By the Caribbean Journal staff The invasive lionfish remains a major problem for the Caribbean region, but Barbados is dealing with the problem in a unique way: with a derby. The country's next Lionfish Derby & Cookoff will take place on May 24 at Harbour Lights at the island's Carlisle Bay in St Michael, part of an effort more...

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Chef Nina Compton Visits St Lucia

May 5, 2014 | 11:41 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Chef Nina Compton By the Caribbean Journal staff Noted Chef Nina Compton arrived in St Lucia this weekend in time for the grand finale of the St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. Compton, who was the runner up in the most recent season of the Bravo network's Top Chef show, was recently named Culinary Ambassador for St Lucia. Compton will be participating in more...

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Aruba Marriott Resort Names New Culinary Team

April 22, 2014 | 1:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino By the Caribbean Journal staff The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has named a new culinary team, the property announced. The Marriott has appointed Teddy Bouroncle as its new executive chef, while naming Miguel Garcia and Romeo Penacino, executive sous chefs. Bouroncle was most recently the more...

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