Local chef to be featured at summit in Bahamas

DeJuan Roy of Alhambra Theatre participating in 4-day minority chefs event

Author: Kumasi Aaron, Reporter, weekend anchor, kaaron@wjxt.com
Published On: Mar 02 2014 09:59:58 AM EST   Updated On: Mar 02 2014 12:29:23 PM EST
Minority Chef Summit
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

If you're looking for a vacation getaway and a chance to meet and learn from some of the best chefs in the country we have an event for you.

The inaugural Minority Chef Summit will be held in Bahamas this May. The four-day event will showcase the talents and creativity of some of the leading minority professionals in the food and beverage industry.

There are several chefs in our area taking part. One of those is Executive Chef DeJuan Roy of Alhambra Theatre & Dining.

The inaugural Minority Chef Summit is a four-day event that will showcase the talents and creativity of some of the leading minority professionals in the food and beverage industry world-wide.

Taking place at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau, organizers say the summit will include an array of seminars, hands-on classes and competitions, as well as a culinary market. Organizer say the Minority Chef Summit is a conference for culinarians to come together to network, educate and to support the minority culinary community.

The Minority Chef Summit was founded by chef and chocolatier Erika Davis. Erika formerly served as Creative Director for Graycliff Chocolatier in Nassau. Organizers say Chef Erika’s time spent in Nassau working with and teaching aspiring Bahamian chefs lies at the heart of her inspiration for creating the Minority Chef Summit.

“This is a unique opportunity to come together," Davis says. "Recognizing not only our individual craft, but the true excellence of our culinary community."

The 2014 Minority Chef Summit keynote speaker is Chef Jeff Henderson, an award-winning chef, public speaker and author of the New York Times Best Seller Cooked.

Organizers say additional featured culinary artists include:


The Minority Chef Summit 2014 is made possible through the assistance and support of The College of The Bahamas, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Graycliff Chocolatier, Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant and countless other corporate sponsors.