After several months of preparation, the Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) successfully organized the island’s largest culinary festival, Flavors of Curaçao. CHATA reminisces on a well-attended event at the Kleine Wharf; a worthy celebration of World Tourism Day. The culinary festival attracted more than 1600 visitors whom enjoyed creative and flavorsome culinary delicacies.
Thursday through Sunday, the Kleine Wharf, which usually serves as a concert venue, was morphed into a culinary venue where Curaçao’s Largest open air culinary festival, would be hosted.
CHATA is pleased with Flavors of Curaçao’s success and is highly appreciative of all support given by the Flavors of Curaçao sponsors, and the participating restaurants that had to deliver on the promise of serving succulent food. Through commitment, and collective efforts by all stakeholders, CHATA and its partners accomplished the goal of successfully organizing the first edition of Flavors of Curaçao.
CHATA considers the 2015 edition of the culinary event, a pilot and learning experience. CHATA is happy to have received constructive feedback by participating restaurants and attendees to the event. CHATA takes the feedback seriously and will implement it in the planning process of Flavors of Curaçao – 2016. The feedback will allow Flavors of Curaçao to make necessary improvements; this will allow Flavors to become a valuable event for Curaçao’s community and tourists.
Flavors of Curaçao is a fundraising event, allowing CHATA to fund culinary educational programs and awareness creation campaigns scheduled for 2016. The culinary event’s proceeds support CHATA Helping Hands Foundation.
CHATA President & CEO, Lizanne Dindial, reflects upon Flavors of Curaçao’s success and states, “ This was most definitely a worthy celebration of World Tourism Day, I can proudly say that CHATA has done it again! We successfully realized what we envisioned a few months ago; CHATA organized the island’s largest culinary event with more than 1600 visitors, this is surely a worthy edition to our tourism product.”
CHATA is growing and is constantly introducing a variety of new programs, concepts, ideas and strategies. These are all efforts with the ultimate aim of making Curaçao a premier Caribbean destination.