The Week at the SLHTA – Bank of Saint Lucia Remains Committed to the Development of Young Culinarians
Bank of Saint Lucia Remains Committed to the Development of Young Culinarians
Through a continued commitment from Bank of Saint Lucia who have sponsored the SLHTA Chefs In School Programme over the past four years, SLHTA is in a better position to continue its work in the area of Human Resource Development.
The Association understands that the sustainability of our tourism product depends heavily on the people who offer the products or services. Therefore, the work of the SLHTA is one that remains a priority on its agenda and with the support of corporate partners, we can do a lot more. Further, Bank of Saint Lucia’s aim is ensure that they contribute positively to the economic and social development of Saint Lucia’s youth. Thus, they have embarked on a series of programmes guided by their Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. This policy is the blueprint for a structured approach towards the development of the Saint Lucian people.
SLHTA would like to thank Bank of Lucia for sponsoring the 6th Annual Chefs in Schools Programme. Bank of Saint Lucia has been a supporter of the programme from since 2014 and continues to sponsor the event today.
The programme is targeted at Secondary School students with a keen interest in Culinary Arts. Every year the SLHTA reaches out to at least 5 schools around the island to participate in the event. This year is no different with five schools participating in the programme. The programme then culminates into a National Competition where the winners will represent Saint Lucia at a regional event held in Barbados. The competition is sponsored in full by the SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund.
This is why the Tourism Enhancement Fund is so important!!
“ The Jus’ Sail Team are so very grateful to the TEF and its board of directors for awarding the Jus’ Sail Youth Training Programme, now in its fourth year, a grant for the 2015 programme. This sizeable grant will cover the vast majority of the costs our programme. Jus’ Sail believe that for the island’s tourism industry to reach its full potential, the youth of the island must be supported more fully to achieve their potential and make their contribution. This is what the Jus’ Sail programme aims to achieve through a focus on sailing and the marine environment, which make for the most powerful learning experiences within the most dynamic classroom setting – out on the water, in the elements. A huge thank you to the TEF for helping to make this opportunity happen for these young persons… READ MORE
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Saint Lucia Celebrates Levern Spencer’s Historic Gold
Congratulations from the SLHTA!!
Nina Compton opens her second restaurant, Bywater American Bistro
When chef Nina Compton and her husband, Larry Miller , decided to open a second restaurant, they had only one, clear idea: it would be different from Compère Lapin , their first restaurant in the Warehouse District.
“The concept is it’s a Nina Compton concept,” said Miller. “We wanted to find the right space, and then we would put the menu around that space.” The space they found is on the ground floor of the Bywater’s Rice Mills Lofts building, where Mariza used to operate. Compton and Miller live upstairs.
On Thursday (March 15), they’ll open Bywater American Bistro along with their chef/partner Levi Raines … READ MORE
Introducing Our Junior Chef
From Cap Maison Hotel
Chef Billy Mauricette is an ambitious, passionate 21-year-old Junior Chef from the small community of Anse La Verdue, Canaries. His early passion and dedication for the culinary arts propelled him towards a number of extraordinary achievements and opportunities over the last four years.
Currently a Junior Chef at Cap Maison, this National Culinary team member picked up the coveted silver medal in the Junior Chef Competition at the 2017 Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami Florida.
Billy’s culinary career started with a placement at Caribbean Pirates Restaurant through the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association’s Apprenticeship program where a solid foundation was fostered under the mentorship of Chef Noel and Chef Robby Skeete. He also trained at a number of other hotels and restaurants in the North of the island before accepting a job offer at the award winning Cap Maison where he has thrived over the last three years.
As a member of Saint Lucia’s 2018 National Culinary Team, Chef Billy will once again compete in the Junior Chef competition where he hopes to walk away with the gold plate.
Bay Gardens Newly Refurbished Rooms
The Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa on March 10 th shared a first look of its ongoing $2 million soft refurbishment across its social media platforms. Originally opened in 2007, the locally owned and operated resort is now spotting a fresh, modern and functional look with the new upgrades to its Beachfront rooms. This push to cement its 4 star status demonstrates the resort chain’s dedication to improving the guest experience, both functionally and stylistically. Included in each room’s refurbished design are fresh comfortable furniture and fittings in pastel colours of turquoise, lagoon, capri and rose oak as well as brand new Wi-Fi-enabled Samsung and LG Smart TVs and brand new stainless steel kitchen appliances in their one bedroom beachfront suites.
Bay Gardens Resorts advise guests that this soft refurbishment does not require any construction and the refurbishments are a normal part of the hotel business, with the company continuing to offer guests the very best in hospitality and legendary service.