Ambergris Caye Food Festival 2008 announced
Week long Festival celebrates the culinary creativity of Ambergris Caye
The Ambergris Caye Food Festival
begins on Sunday January 20th and runs to Saturday January 26th, 2008. Each evening there will be an event at a different restaurant on Ambergris Caye. These will be announced in the next few days. Any Restaurant wishing to host an event can contact the SPBA for more details.The Ambergris Caye Food Festival
will culminate in a Town Block Party on Saturday January 26th in Central Park. This Block Party will begin at 5:00 pm. There will be live entertainment and music.
There are 12 Booth spaces available. Each booth will cost $250.00 BZ. This cost includes a tent, table and fee for liquor license extension.
The night of the block party there will three competitions:
1. Each booth can compete for in the "Best Dish"
and the "Best Dessert"
categories. These categories will be judged by our panel of judges as well as by the general public who will be able to vote at the official voting booth.
2. The second competition will be a "Chef Showcase."
We will have 4 to 6 Chefs competing for the title of "Ambergris Caye Food Festival Chef 2008".
The chefs will each be provided with a station...they must bring their own pantry items. At the beginning of the competition they will be given a secret ingredient
...they must then showcase this ingredient in two dishes.
They will have one hour to prepare the two dishes for the panel of judges. While they are preparing the dishes the audience will be able to watch and there will be a MC giving a "play by play".
3. There will also be a bartending competition, again with a secret ingredient.
There will be prizes awarded for the winning chefs, dishes, and
drinks. There will also be prizes for things like the best decorated booth and most creative theme.
People or businesses sponsoring the event with cash of $1,000.00 Bz or more will be given 1 seat at the judge's table and will judge the competition.
Anyone wanting to participate or sponsor can contact the SPBA
phone: (501) 226.4474