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I Love Bonaire Bartender Competition 2016 coming Sunday

This Sunday April 10th Coco Beach will be hosting the I Love Bonaire Bartender Competition 2016. Four professional bartenders will compete for a spot on the Bonaire Culinary Team which will represent Bonaire at the Taste of the Caribbean, a culinary competition for professional chefs and bartenders this coming June in Miami. This Sunday the candidates, Ryan Jansen from At Sea, Leonard Rojas Escalante from Blue Garden, Kelvin Ventura from Rum Runners and Xarquis Wout from La Cantina will be judged on creative use of local ingredients; timing; hygiene, bartender skills, visual appeal and last but not least the aroma, taste and balance. These criteria are in line with the actual competition guidelines as set by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) who organizes the event. 

Competition this Sunday starts at 5 pm and is open to the public, free entrance. Please come to Coco Beach and cheer on these candidates as they perform in front of an enthusiastic audience but also a critical panel of judges, led by Liz Rijna, former gold medal winner in the category of Caribbean Bartender of the Year. 

For more info please call BONHATA at 717 -5134 or e-mail