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Caribbean Food Championships to be held in P.R. Mar. 16-17

Caribbean Food Champioships, a culinary competition featuring international cooks and chefs will take place for the first time in Puerto Rico on Mar. 16-17, organizers announced.

The two-day
competition features nine categories and is the pass to the final World Food
Championship in Texas, where the winner will have the opportunity to
participate for more than $350,000 in prizes among more than 500 teams, event
producers Alexis García and Michael Compton announced.

The event will
take place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center and the competitions are open
to the public.

“We’re very
excited to be able to bring this event to Puerto Rico. Our island is
distinguished by its food and very varied gastronomy,” said García. “This type
of event opens the doors to other markets and positions us as leaders in global

For his part,
Michael Compton highlighted the importance of this event worldwide, saying
Puerto Rico has a lot of talent and that participants will be competing with
others worldwide, which gives them “extraordinary exposure.”

In this event,
all cooks, chefs, students and people who simply cook or have an original
recipe with which they want to compete can participate.

The event
consists of nine categories: Bacon; BBQ; Steak; Chicken; Sandwich; Burger; Seafood;
Chili; and Desserts.

Costs per
category are $50 each, 5 for $200 or 9 for $300. There are only 20 spaces per
category and participants must only be present during when the selected category
is up, without needing to be present both days, organizers said.

spectators can participate for free. However, the event will feature a Tasting
Village, to sample restaurants and products, which entails a $10 entrance fee. A
VIP area will also be set up, where chefs will be making their dishes, at $40
per person.

Participants can
register at www.eventbrite.com and
search Caribbean Food Champioships or call 787-548-7888.

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