St. Maarten Carnival Village Cook-Up returns on April 30

POSTED: 04/19/16 5:43 PM

St. Maarten News – The Carnival Village Cook-Up has drawn quite some interest over the past two years and the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) expects the same this time around.

The Village Cook-Up pits six booth holders against each other to see who can cook the best SCDF selected dishes. It will be held on Saturday April 30, following the Junior Carnival Parade.

Unlike previous years, the Cook-Up will be held on stage for in the Village to see and experience.

The six booth holders competing are: Bob Wilkins, Meandra Hazel, Dwain Williams, Sharon Cannegieter, Edward Samuel and Mandy Hassel. The two dishes they will have to prepare are local favorites Conch and Dumplings and Curry Goat with rice and peas.  

A panel of judges will be seated on stage while each booth holder, one by one, bring their dishes to the stage for the judges to sample.  The winner of the Cook-Up will get their booth free of charge for Carnival 2017.

We started this Cook Up two years ago and folks love it. It gives the winning booth holder some bragging right and it gives the public some of their favorite dishes to purchase after the competition is over. It is also lots of fun. We are excited about it again,” the SCDF said in a press statement. 

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