One of the UK’s most celebrated chefs Andi Oliver is currently on the island, to participate in Antigua and Barbuda’s inaugural 14-day Restaurant Week which is already in full swing.
UK celebrity chef Andi Oliver will arrive here with her daughter Miquita.
Oliver who is also an award-winning Chet and Broadcaster is best known for her appearances on the BBC cooking show The Great British Menu and has recently launched a new book ‘The Pepperpot Diaries’.
While in the twin island state, Andi will be joined by Chef Orlando Satchell and Chef Claude Lewis.
“The celebrity chefs will collaborate with local chefs, and form a panel for the Food Forum on 16th May held at The Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI). The panel will discuss the importance of food sustainability and the issues which arise, how to get Caribbean food to be mainstream and popular in addition to healthy eating and how to create healthy dishes,” a press release from the Ministry of Tourism said.
On Wednesday, Andi and her chef will dominate the kitchen at the Blue Waters Resort & Spa, the accommodation partner of Restaurant Week.
She will be cooking a dish from her new cooking book.
Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism Charles Fernandez said “We are thrilled to welcome such a recognized UK chef with Antiguan heritage to help support the launch of our new flagship Antigua and Barbuda Restaurant Week. We cannot wait to have Andi Oliver back in Antigua inspiring others to cook Caribbean food, giving her expert advice and cooking one of her best dishes from her new book. We can’t wait to taste the culinary wonders Andi will be preparing at Blue Waters Resort & Spa. We have had an incredible first week of Restaurant Week and we very much look forward to the final week.”