The USVI team took home a bronze medal for its performance in the Taste of the Caribbean Cook-off at the recent Caribbean Hotel Industry Conference.
More than a dozen teams from islands competed. The USVI team’s Steve
Potter received a gold medal as best bartender, according to the Virgin Islands Daily News and the team won a special citation for "Best Use of Bitters."
Pamela Richards, the VI Commissioner of Tourism,
attended the conference, along with about 1,000 other hospitality
industry executives, hotel suppliers, government officials and travel
writers. Some attendees went shopping in the exhibit area. The GM of
the Westin St. John was also on hand. A St. Croix hotel manager
said he was hoping to find a supplier of saltwater-resistant metal
umbrella poles. (Villa owners may find this list of exhibitors of some interest.