In a move to position the territory as a destination of for culinary travel, the BVI Tourist Board has secured a place for two local chefs at an international culinary/sporting event.
The Tourist Board became a sponsor for the annual Citi Taste of Tennis, which is being held in New York City on Thursday, August 23, and with this sponsorship deal, the board was able to have Chef Kenneth Molyneaux and his protégé Chef Brentfield Lettsome featured.
Approximately 800 persons are expected to attend the event and will have an opportunity to sample BVI cuisine from chefs Molyneaux and Lettsome.
“We were afforded the opportunity to become a sponsor of this exclusive event, which caters to our target market, and so we jumped at the chance to showcase our local chefs and position the BVI as a destination for culinary travel,” explained Tourism Director Sharon Flax Brutus.
She continued: “As a sponsor, our business development team will be sharing BVI collateral with event patrons and promoting our culinary events such as the BVI Food Fete in November.”
Molyneaux and Lettsome, in the meantime, are trained and collectively decorated chefs who have served in hospitality industries locally and abroad.
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