Chefs step up
AN INCREASING NUMBER of trained Barbadian chefs are filling key positions in the island’s hotels, cutting down on the necessity to import culinary experts.
It is a positive development that executive chef Henderson Butcher is attributing partly to the training and exposure local chefs are getting in the annual Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition.
“Coming through this programme with the Culinary Team has offered and allowed chefs in Barbados to step up,” Butcher said yesterday.
Citing current top Barbadian chefs who were Taste of the Caribbean award-winners, Butcher said the competition had contributed to changing a situation “where the expat chefs were basically running all the hotels and restaurants in Barbados.” (GC)
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