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Flavors of Curaçao 2019

Willemstad – Saturday October 2, 2019– On September 28, CHATA organized the 4th edition of the Flavors of Curaçao powered by Polar and Bacardi. Over 40 restaurants catered to the 4.000 guests of this sold out event. 

The Flavors of Curaçao is an annual food festival that CHATA organizes to raise funds for the association. For the first time in its 4-year existence CHATA organized the Flavors of Curaçao at the Renaissance Curaçao Resort and Casino. Guests were pleasantly surprised by the transformation of the venue into an outdoor soiree. Participating restaurants went all out with a great variety of surprising dishes. From tempura ayaka’s to risoto’s and BBQ iguana! 

Furthermore, CHATA also hosted Chef Justin Niessen from Just Rotterdam whom hosted a chef demo where guests were able to enjoy an exclusive dish prepared on the spot. Also, CHATA hosted the finale of the Curaçao Culinary Team Bartender Competition. 6 bartenders vied for the position of Bartender of the Year 2021 which was ultimately awarded to Raylison Frans from Koraal Rooftop Terrace. Judges of the bartending competition included Rakesh Madoo head judge of the Taste of the Caribbean competitions.  

A new addition to this year’s event was the digital payment system. Flavors is one of the first events who introduced this system on the island. As with many new innovations some challenges may arise upon introduction. CHATA is aware that some guests experienced difficulties while using the system and CHATA is very grateful for the patience of the visitors while we were resolving the issues that arose during the event. Similar to previous years CHATA will do its utmost to improve on the challenges experienced during this year’s edition. 

CHATA is extremely grateful for the support and trust of the many partners who made this event possible. CHATA extends its gratitude to 88 Rock Korsou, Angus Steakhouse, Aqualectra, Arcas Partners, Bacardi, Beuk Horeca, Blue Bay Resort, Booth Masters, Booking Success, Bossi Security, Bureau Telecommunicatie & Post, Caribbean Airlines, CINEX, Coca-Cola, Crowley, Critical Communications (C3), Curaçao Airport Holding, Curaçao Airport Partners, Curaçao Professional Fireworks Display, Curaçao Ports Authority, Curaçao Tourist Board, CurTukTuk, DeliNova, Direct 107.1 FM, Dolfijn FM, Dynaf, Eastern Dynasty, Firgos, The Flako’s Grill, Gijbels, Grant Thornton, Hertz, Island Guide, Jansen Car Rental, Jingle Planet, Kapsalon Mooi, KLM, Kortijn Ijs, Kura Hulanda Village & Spa, Licores Maduro, Livingstone Jan Thiel Beach Resort, Bacardi, Polar, Margil Party Rental, Massive, MCB, MNO, National Car Rental, One Media Group, Orco Bank, Paradise FM, Papagayo Resort, Radio Active, Radio Direct, Real Power General Contractors N.V., Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino, Restaurant Cristal, SDKK, Sambil, Securitas, Señal Sign, Serena’s Art Factory, Starbucks, TeleCuraçao, TeleCuraçao FM, The Suite, Total Services, Tibbaa, Tovari, TUI, Tuna Creative Agency, TV Direct, Twizt Catering, UTS, Vio Sambo Films, Volkswagen, Xquisite Mobile Bar.

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