Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort and chef to the Prince of Monaco making things sweeter for local school

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort and chef to the Prince of Monaco making things sweeter for local school

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort on the scenic eastern Caribbean island of St Lucia has partnered with Christian Garcia, Chef to HSH Prince Albert of Monaco and a member of the Club des Chefs des Chefs of State, to host a gala dinner to raise much-needed funds for the Bouton Combined School.

The school, which is located in an underprivileged community near the town of Soufriere, is facing financial challenges and has been unable adequately accommodate its complement of close to 100 students.

Proceeds from the gala dinner, to be held at Sugar Beach’s Great Room restaurant on April 24, 2015, will go towards building a resource centre at the school designed to house a library, classroom and computer lab. The cost of building the centre has been estimated at around US$30,000.

The six course dinner devised by Chef Garcia and Sugar Beach Executive Chef Jacques Chretien, will feature the freshest local produce from organic farmers on the island, prime cuts of meats donated by St Lucian company Crown Foods, and gourmet delicacies such as langoustine and sea scallops from Faye Gastronomies in France.

Each of the six courses will be paired with fine wines, including a donated selection from Rhone Valley vintners Jean Luc Colombo wines and Alsace wines from Bott et Freres.

“We are delighted that Chef Christian Garcia is partnering with us for such a prestigious charity event and to donate his valuable time to this project.

“The prospect of tasting dishes prepared by the chef to His Serene Highness Prince Albert is truly exciting especially with the knowledge that each mouthful is helping to raise the funds needed to build a vital resource centre for the Bouton Combined School,” said Sugar Beach General Manager, Andre Boersma.

Chef Garcia began his career at the Monte-Carlo Beach and Hotel Hermitage before joining the Hotel de Paris from 1982 to 1987. In April that same year he had the opportunity to work for HSH The Prince Rainier III and the royal family of Monaco.

What should have been a temporary position became a full time job and in 2003, HSH Prince Albert appointed Chef Garcia as Chef of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.

Other special guests include Gill Bragard, the owner of Bragard Company—the maker of the world’s best chefs’ uniforms, and the founder of Club Chefs des Chefs of State, and Dominique Faye, owner of Faye Gastronomies.

Just 100 places are available at the dinner with guests not only enjoying a sumptuous menu fit for gourmands, but also having the opportunity to bid on auction items including a four night stay at a Viceroy Resort, a Chef’s jacket from HSH Prince Albert of Monaco, and cases of Grand Cru wine.

Tickets for this event can be purchased in advance for US$360 per person including tax and service. Tables of eight are also available. Those interested can contact Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort on 456 8000 ext 8029 or by email

 About Viceroy Hotel Group

Viceroy Hotel Group delivers one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. Signature brand amenities and services created for the diverse business and leisure guests include dynamic dining venues featuring world-class culinary talents and destination spas specializing in health, fitness and beauty. Current properties include hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi, Anguilla, Beverly Hills, Maldives, Miami, New York, Palm Springs, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Snowmass, St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with forthcoming openings in Algarve, Cartagena, Bodrum, and Dubai. For more information, visit

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