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Youth take on culinary challenge

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Youth take on culinary challenge

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THE FOCUS ON Caribbean style food is being taken to a new level with the introduction of a junior culinary conference being held in Barbados.
Seven teams from throughout the region are presently in the island as part of that conference which was officially launched at Building 11, Newton Industrial Estate, Newton, Christ Church this morning.
The Junior Duelling Challenge programmes were developed about ten years ago to encourage young people to pursue careers in the culinary arts, provide training and guidance and to promote the use of local and Caribbean products and produce.
The Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge celebrates its sixth anniversary this month.
The conference features interactive presentations by a number of sponsors and demonstrations by international chefs. These will precede the weekend’s main attraction, the Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge, in which the seven teams from Bonaire, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Croix, St. Lucia and hosts, Barbados. (JS)