Christopher Barber is one of the judges on this year’s panel. Christopher has over 30 years of experience in the food and restaurant industry, and has carried out nearly every role you can imagine.
Here, he reveals the thrills of the first day of the festival, as the fun begins and everyone gets to know each other.
What a way to launch a festival – Creole street market food followed by music and dancing.
It was really special. Relaxed, fun… a great ice breaker. And talking of ice, star of the day was a singing traditional Mauritian ice lolly maker – simply unique and wonderful.
No sign of the chefs competitive instincts yet, but that’s all to come.
Can we read anything into how they participate in this first event?
Will the first chefs on the dance floor be the ones who embrace the spirit of friendship and form the strongest bond with their Island partner?
So many questions, so much anticipation… all will be revealed in the coming days. The festival has begun, may the best team win.
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