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Our cause

  • Strengthen the culinary industry in the United States Virgin Islands (U.S.V.I.). 
  • Give a donation to strengthen the culinary industry in the US Virgin Islands.
  • Bring together a series of activities in which the students have the opportunity to share the process of creating a dish during the Wine Pairing Dinner and receive mentoring by a celebrity chef in the Junior Chefs Competition. This will impact  over 150 students.
  • Offer an annual two weeks internship for USVI culinary students with the opportunity to take courses at a culinary institute and hands-on work experience under the supervision of a seasoned Executive Chef. 

Event schedule: 

  • The Wine Pairing Dinner consists of a welcome cocktail and a three-course dinner paired with fabulous wines.  Each table will be hosted by a renowned Celebrity Chef, providing the guests with a unique culinary experience.
    • Thursday, May 19th (Open to public)
    • Friday, May 20 (Sponsors Only)
    • 7:00 P.M. 

  • The Junior Chefs Competition & Mentoring Session provides a platform for young chef apprentices, from culinary schools in the US Virgin Islands (U.S.V.I) and British Virgin Islands (B.V.I.) to demonstrate their culinary skills in front of top chefs a general audience. The competition is aimed at spreading Caribbean gastronomical culture by heightening local products with both traditional and creative Caribbean preparations. Entertainment activities during this event include: the Junior Chefs Competition hosted by the Celebrity Chef Ben Vaughn and a Mini Tasting Pavilion.
    • Saturday, May 21st (Open to public)
    • 1:00 P.M.