Nevis Mango & Food Festival
July 2nd - 5th 2020
A Caribbean food festival which is 100% unique. It happens on the island of Nevis and combines two of Nevis’ key selling points; its exceptional culinary scene and its over 40 varieties of mangos growing on the island.
The essence of the festival is a creative challenge presented to all participating chefs. Their brief is that every course of every meal must have Nevis mangos incorporated into them. This presents a unique experience for the diners as everything they eat at the festival will be a new and delicious experience not before experienced and unlikely to be replicated.
Description: The Nevis Mango & Food Festival is a weekend of culinary enjoyment celebrating the mango and culinary excellence. It occupies four days of dining experiences, cooking demonstrations and master cook-along classes conducted by international and local celebrity chefs as well as a mango beach celebration on Nevis’ most famous beach. It all climaxes with the Nevisian Chefs Mango Feast, an event highlighting the essence of the festival, culinary creativity and skill, with Mango as the focus.
Nevis Mangos: For a small island Nevis has more mangos and varieties of mangos than most would expect. There are over 40 varieties of mangos on Nevis and they are seasonal. Mango season is generally June to August.
Nevis Restaurants: Nevis has no fast-food restaurants! The restaurants on Nevis range from rustic beach bars and authentic village eateries to refined places for more formal dining. They are all excellent.
Celebrity Chefs: Celebrity chefs are invited to participate in the Nevis Mango & Food Festival every year. In 2019 we have Food Network affiliated chef, Chef Judy Joo. Chef Judy Joo has been an Iron Chef with the Food Network in the UK and has appeared as a judge on shows on the US Food Network.
Nevis Local Chefs: An important part of why Nevis has one of the top culinary scenes in the Caribbean are the local chefs. The Nevis Mango & Food Festival highlights local culinary talent at the Nevisian Chef’s Mango Feast event. They are all from top rated restaurants on Nevis and face the same creative culinary challenge to incorporate Nevis mangos in all they cook.
Charitable Cause: The future of Nevis’s food scene is important so culinary local students are chosen as interns to work along with the professional chefs. This is both to present them an extraordinary opportunity to gain valuable experience, and to help them earn a scholarship to help them to complete their studies.