Mango Pineapple Culinary Competition 2011 off to a fantastic start to this years event. Well done to all participants. Competition was fierce! Saturday was the first heat of this year's professional Chefs and Bartenders event. A total of 17 chefs and 8 bartenders took part. 3 Bartenders and 6 Chefs are through to Sunday's final cook/mix-off.
Who will be the champion? Check out the photos recapping the start of the event...
Kason Tapper - Hermitage Bay Resort - 1st Place Winner
The heat was on for the highly anticipated finals of the contest.
And the winners were....(drum roll please!) Bartenders:
1st Place Kason Tapper
2ndPlace Geraldine Depeza 3rd Place Indiana Jones
But who is the Pastry Chef champion? And who made it through the mystery basket round to take Mango Pineapple Chef of the year?
Click here to view bartender competition photo recap
Zinzi Mpande - Jumby Bay Resort - 1st Place Winner
Pastry Chef Finals
This is the first year that the competition has had a separate event for the Pastry Chefs.
Well done to all the contestants and a special high 5 to the winners.
1st Place Zinzi Mpande - Jumby Bay Resort
2nd Place Coleen Joseph - The Verandah Resort
3rd Place Christopher Terry - Sugar Club Restaurant
Richard Alphonso - Blue Waters Hotel - First Place Winner & Most Innovative Chef
After 2 days of competing, who came out on top? The final round was a difficult mystery basket event, where the chefs had to use all the mystery basket ingredients in their dish. They certainly had to think on their feet. And the winners were....
1st Place & Most Innovative Chef Richard Alphonso - Blue Waters Hotel
2nd Place Ronaldo Collantes - The Inn at English Harbour
3rd Place Ferne Boland - The Tides Restaurant.