Established in 2001 as way to connect St. Croix's chefs, farmers, fishermen and other purveyors in a celebration of the island's culinary diversity, Taste of St. Croix grew from a one-night event to a week full of "feastivities" that raise funds and awareness, and provide entertaining and educational opportunities.
The 2017 Taste of St. Croix event series, April 5-9, include five signature Taste of St. Croix events: Taste of the Town, Taste of St. Croix, School Lunch Make-Over, TasteBuds and Cuisine on the Green.
Chefs Tiffany Derry and Ron Duprat, both Bravo TV Top Chef alum, and Chef Kevin Fonzo, the founder of the www.facebook.com/ EdibleEducationExperience, and Mathayam Vacharat, a private chef to celebrities visiting St. John, signed on as judges for Taste of St. Croix and will lead both the TasteBuds and School Lunch Make-Over programs in partnership with local chefs and community partners.
The Taste of St. Croix event series kicks off April 5 with Taste of the Town, a dine-around guided tour of historic Christiansted.
On April 6, restaurateurs, chefs, farmers and fisherman set up shop at Divi Carina Bay Resort for the main event, Taste of St. Croix. Festivities include live music and tastings of food, wine, beer and spirits.
For the School Lunch Make-Over on April 7, Chefs Tiffany Derry, Ron Duprat, Kevin Fonzo, and Mathayom Vacharat are paired with students and school food service workers to come up with a fresh new, kid-friendly option to add to the public school lunch menu.
April 8 brings TasteBuds, a culinary adventure for children led by local chefs Todd Manley and Frank Robinson, St. John chef Mathayam Vacharat, and celebrity chefs Tiffany Derry, Kevin Fonzo, and Ron Duprat. The program introduces kids to local ingredients and healthy cooking in a hands-on setting at St. Croix's Pearl B. Larsen School.
Sunday, April 9 is Cuisine on the Green, every other hole on the Carambola golf course has food and beverage pairings from local restaurants. Participate as a Golfer or a Taster.
Tickets, visit www.tasteofstcroix.com
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