In addition to the opportunity Banco Popular brings to the students during the Ultimate Flavors of the Islands, each year we offer a 2-week culinary internship in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This unique and valuable culinary experience will give two USVI students the opportunity to take courses at the Jose A. (Tony) Santana International School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts (ISHCA) of Universidad del Este located in Carolina, Puerto Rico. At the ISHCA, students will have the opportunity to be part of regular academic culinary courses taught by the Culinary Arts Faculty Chefs.
Students will also gain hands-on work experience under the supervision of the seasoned Executive Chef Christian Quiñones, of the Emigrante Restaurant located at the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham at Isla Verde. Executive Chef Christian Quiñones was also one of the Celebrity Chefs that participated in last year’s Ultimate Flavors of the Islands.