Following the success of the Nevis Mango & Food Festival over the past two years, the Nevis Tourism Authority has joined forces with UK celebrity chef Natasha Corrett, founder of Honestly Healthy to kick start their 2016 event campaign. The launch of this partnership was celebrated at active cooking venue Aveqia in London on 25th September 2015 where Natasha Corrett treated guests, including media and travel specialists, to a Caribbean inspired lunch.
The afternoon offered attendees a tasty preview of the delicious food that will be on offer at the Nevis Mango & Food Festival, where Natasha Corrett will have the opportunity to take her guests on a culinary adventure, showcasing the versatility of the full flavoured mango in her vegan recipes. During her time on the paradise island of Nevis (7 -10th July 2016), Natasha will be cooking up a mango-themed storm in local Nevisian hotels and restaurants as well as taking part in cooking demonstrations at the Mango Madness Street Fair.
Greg Phillip, CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority said, “we are thrilled to announce that Natasha Corrett, Honestly Healthy chef, entrepreneur and best-selling author, will be representing the UK as our headline chef at the 2016 Nevis Mango & Food Festival. We have had a fantastic launch at Aveqia in London where Natasha showcased just some of the exciting ways mangoes can be incorporated into healthy meals, and now look forward to welcoming her to Nevis to join our celebration of our greatest local produce.”
Widely known as the foodie-destination of the Caribbean, Nevis celebrates their abundance of mango produce by hosting their annual Mango & Food Festival, an international celebration of the succulent and juicy fruit to create an exquisite array of mango themed dishes, drinks and preserves.
2016 will be the first year the Nevis Tourism Authority welcomes a UK chef to the island for the festival, following successful visits from American, Puerto Rican and Caribbean chefs in previous years. It is hoped that the addition of a UK chef will attract more international visitors to the island as well as helping the Nevis Mango & Food Festival gain the reputation it deserves.