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Mariott gives young chefs chance to shine

Thursday, July 3, 2014

For the third consecutive year, the Courtyard by Marriott will be hosting the Junior Chef competition. The competition focuses on developing the culinary skills of children in the ten to 12 age group providing an opportunity to train with the culinary team at the Courtyard under the guidance of the Head Chef, Raymond Joseph. 


Recognising that this endeavor has a positive impact on the next generation of culinary talent, Angostura and Hadco have once again agreed to come on board as sponsors, a release from the organisers said. For the first time, Courts and Caribbean Airlines have also endorsed the initiative. 


Children interested in participating are required to submit a video showcasing their culinary skill in a cooking demo. The top ten videos will be selected and the winners will be afforded the opportunity to spend a week in training at the hotel during the month of August. 


On the last day of training, the young chefs will participate in a culinary competition, to be judged by Trinidad’s leading culinary talent. The overall winner of the competition will receive a trip for two to Orlando courtesy Caribbean Airlines and three nights accommodation at a leading Marriott hotel in Orlando. 


For this year’s competition, a prize will be awarded to the primary school with the most students submitting culinary demonstration videos. 


• Competition and registration information is available on the hotel’s Facebook Page;