Chef Benjamin among ‘celebrity chefs’ featured at Caribbean tourism event in New York

Chef Benjamin among ‘celebrity chefs’ featured at Caribbean tourism event in New York
Chef Benjamin.
St. Lucian Chef Shorne Benjamin.

French Culinary Institute Grad Chef Shorne Benjamin will present his cuisine to an audience in New York once again, at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s Caribbean Week New York in June.

The social media savvy Benjamin is on the line-up of a Celebrity Chefs Programme – “Now You’re Cooking” at the CTO-event, featuring 10 of the region’s best chefs.

In 2012, Chef Benjamin went on a food tour in New York, and participated in the Taste of the Caribbean in Montreal, Canada

CTO, in a press release, stated that the programme will take on a whole new meaning for its Caribbean Week New York, scheduled for June 1 to 7.

“Each Caribbean Celebrity Chef was chosen for their professional excellence but more importantly for their determination to create delicious fine-dining offerings using traditional Caribbean ingredients and recipes.” Sylma Brown who heads the CTO’s New York office said.

Benjamin will join chefs Cheahan Burnham and Creig Greenidge from Barbados; Imran Ashton from the British Virgin Islands; James Murphy of Antigua; and Grenada’s Yvette LaCrette; Devin Johnson of The Bahamas; Digby Stridiron of US Virgin Islands; Elise Dubois Forde of Haiti; Kamal Rose from St. Vincent & the Grenadines; and the Rousseau Sisters, Suzanne and Michelle, from Jamaica.

“We believe our Caribbean cuisine is a very marketable aspect of our tourism and we are happy to have these internationally acclaimed chefs to demonstrate to prospective visitors what they can expect when they visit our member countries,” Brown noted.

Others segments on this programme will be culinary classes, free demonstrations and lessons.

For a schedule of events and participating venues and for a complete list of venues, participating chefs and details on how to register, visit

Caribbean Week is supported by Academy Engraving, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME), the Atrebor Group, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bloomingdales, Blue Sky Luxury, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cititech Solutions, CTO Allied Members, Curacao, Dominica, David Williams Funeral Service, El Dorado, Empire State Building, Grace, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Haven’s Kitchen, Health City Cayman Islands, Hilton San Juan Collection, Jamaica , Laura Davidson PR, Martinique, Necker Island, Nevis, Sandals, the Sandals Foundation, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Martin, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Travel+Leisure, Trinidad & Tobago, the US Virgin Islands, Whole Foods Market Culinary Center and Williams-Sonoma.



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  1. Always commenting on the lastest murder or 'roro' issue but almost no comments on the real issues and the progress of our fellow St lucians both here and abroad; When someone does good or serious questions are being raised-no comments!
    Always taking on somebody's comment online rather than to speak their own minds, A nation of complete cowards imbeciles and illiterates.I swear the average St Lucian has become so uncaring,jealous hypocrite and vicious. When something dramatic happens, they just make unnecessary assumptions online not really giving a personal damn why all this happening in such a beautiful country. They say the most absurd hurtful things. Da mizee politricks n I shot da sheriff,They have all become corrupt and their minds have become so conditioned by violence.'Rambo Diplomacy' Do what you want with God's country! From the SLAVE MASTER'S whip to Black People whipping each other and hating themselves all over the world.
    Big up Chef Shorn Benjamin,all the best to you, Hope I read many more positive stories like this
    RIP St Lucia!!!!!!!!


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