#TurksandCaicos, December 27, 2017 – Grand Turk – Christmas season is a time of remembering those whom we have lost … and one way that a Turks and Caicos culinary pioneer – Smokey – was remembered by his son, who continues the legacy was with a two day Lobster Fiesta. Chef Nik in part one of the event hosted a cooking competition, the Chop Off Cook Off.
North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos and Grand Turk were all represented by seasoned chefs from these islands…in the end, it was the Grand Turk competitor who chopped her way into the hearts of the tasting judges; Renarda Williams won a cash prize from Global Capital and a car from another sponsor of the Chop Off Cook Off, Connolly Kia Motors.
“Renarda it’s a pleasure for me to present to you on behalf of Kia International this car, and to tell you that we are very proud that you are going to be an ambassador for Kia Motors. I want to encourage you to be the best that you can be, and I would also encourage you to take Culinary Arts a little bit further, I think that’s your dream.” (Josephine Connolly)
“I would like to say a huge thank you first of all to Chef Nik because he is a huge supporter of my business and my passion for cooking. Also Kia Motors, I have a brand new spanking car, these are the keys, it’s for real, I am the new ambassador for Kia Motors and I would like to say a huge thank you. This is the first brand new car I have ever had and trust me, I am happy, happy.” (Renarda Williams)
It was the second year for the Chop Off Cook Off held at Chef Nik’s Crackpot Kitchen restaurant in Ports of Call, Grace Bay, Provo.