Barbados Food and Rum Festival Nominated for Prestigious Culinary Award

The Barbados Food and Rum Festival has been nominated for the Caribbean’s Best Culinary Festival category by World Culinary Awards.

This is the 4th World Culinary Awards, which celebrates and rewards excellence in the culinary industry through its annual awards programme. 


An Incredible Recognition 

Aprille Thomas, Director of PR and Communications at the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc and lead coordinator for the festival was thrilled to receive the news and stated “This is a great recognition not only for the festival but for our incredible mixologists and chefs. It’s their talent, passion and dedication that make the festival one of the most sought-after in the world.”

She added that this nomination further showcases the high quality of the festival and encouraged everyone to vote. 

You can sign up and vote for the festival via https://worldculinaryawards.com/award/caribbean-best-culinary-festival/2023.

Voting ends June 30th .


The Barbados Food and Rum Festival 

The Barbados Food and Rum Festival has been held for 12 years featuring local and international chefs, renowned rum producers and culinary personalities. 

In 2022, the festival returned after a two-year hiatus with a new theme entitled “Feed the Future”. This theme is part of the festival’s goal to empower the next generation of culinary talents while nurturing the future of Barbadian cuisine

The Junior Chef Cook-off Competition was established in 2022 to help execute this goal. Young aspiring chefs participated in a training programme and then battled it out in a 3-round competition with two winners receiving scholarships to a culinary institute. This year the competition will be held once again with a few new exciting elements. 


The 2023 Edition 

This year the festival will be held from October 19-October 22nd and will further fulfil this theme. 

The 2023 edition will feature seven signature events; Rise & Rum, Liquid Gold Feast, Oistins Under the Stars, Rum Route, Chef Classics and the Bajan Fair which is a new family-friendly addition. 

There will also be community pop-ups and the Culture of Cuisine lectures.

For more information stay tuned to the official festival pages on Instagram (@foodandrumbarbados) and Facebook  (Barbados Food and Rum Festival) 

Once again you can vote for the festival via https://worldculinaryawards.com/award/caribbean-best-culinary-festival/2023

Voting ends June 30th.