Culminating the 2014 Carnival celebrations was the 9th Annual Mango Festival with the highlight event being the Mango Pineapple Culinary Cook-off. This year Chef Hodge was again invited to be a judge. Chef has previously judged the competition in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Trade Winds Hotel and Bay House Restaurant congratulates all winners and participants of the Culinary Cook-off.
On the home-front our Chef De Partie Javid Sebastian this week attended an Effective Food & Beverage Management workshop being hosted by the Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association. The five day workshop held here at Trade Winds Hotel was facilitated by Bill Moore an industry veteran, former director of Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) Training Institute and the recent lead judge at TASTE Caribbean Culinary Competition. The course module focused on:
- Menu as the blueprint
- Effective recipe development
- Inventory and practical controls
- Food and beverage costing procedures
- Food and beverage marketing and promotions
In speaking with Javid he said the course was very informative and intense and he’s looking forward to putting all knowledge into use.
In keeping with our “Sustainable Tourism Initiative” we again welcome three (3) new interns from the Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute. Joining Chef Hodge in the kitchen is Omabi Matthews, Zenaida Dhatantit and Jamaicia Williams joining M&M and their team in Bay House Restaurant & Bar…WELCOME!
Remember Bay House Restaurant & Bar is opened all year around from 7am – 11pm with an all day breakfast option, and an unpretentious, simple, fresh, innovative and addictively delicious lunch, tapas and dinner menus, oh and let’s not forget 40% OFF happy hour from 5-7pm daily.
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