Nevis Celebrates Success of the 6th Annual Mango & Food Festival - Save The Date For 2020
Nevis is celebrating the success of the sixth annual Nevis Mango & Food Festival, that took place July 4-7, 2019. The four day festival featured 16 local Nevisian Chefs, participation of four local restaurants, the first ever Caribbean Mango Cooking Competition and was headlined by celebrity Chefs Judy Joo and Simon Jenkins. This was the fourth time UK Iron Chef Judy Joo, a Korean-American French-trained chef based in London, and frequent Food Network host and guest, participated in the Mango and Food Festival.
Nevis mangoes, of which there are 44 varieties, are truly special and prized for their texture and flavor. They inspire culinary creativity among celebrity and local chefs who carefully select their favorites and turn them into everything from soups and salsas, to marinades, sauces, cocktails and fabulous desserts. Locals, however, happily eat them fresh off the trees!
As an added bonus, many of the local restaurants and resorts feature “Mango Fest” menus. Guests from all over the island reserve their spots each year for lunches and dinners that feature this special ingredient.
Organized by the Nevis Tourism Authority, the Mango & Food Festival is not only a culinary celebration of Mango for residents and visitors, it provides educational opportunities for local businesses and students. The Festival provides internships for culinary students, mentoring opportunities from headline Chefs, a commercial festival where local businesses sold products made from mangos, and the promotion of the culinary use of mangos to drive the local mango industry.
Greg Phillip, CEO, Nevis Tourism Authority shared, “The Nevis Tourism Authority is tremendously pleased with what the Nevis Mango and Food Festival has become. It has earned a much deserved spot in the Caribbean’s annual calendar of ‘must see’ events and is poised to grow even more. We are grateful to the individuals and business who supported us this year. It was an incredibly positive experience to welcome the culinary teams from St. Kitts, Barbados and Antigua who participated in the first annual Caribbean Mango Cooking Competition. We are already looking forward to the 2020 Mango and Food Festival.”
Mark your calendars now for the 2020 Nevis Mango & Food Festival that will take place July 2 – 5, 2020 and will feature even more Caribbean culinary teams in the Caribbean Mango Cooking Competition with even more visitors and activities planned. To find out more visit nevismangofest.com