World Acclaimed Chef Orlando to excite taste buds with his unique culinary creations!

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SAINT LUCIA (April 22, 2015) – The culinary prowess of yet another famed and celebrated Saint Lucia chef will be displayed to the world as mouth-watering culinary flavor is added to the 24th edition of the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival.

Festival goers will be in for a treat when Soufriere-based Chef Orlando Satchell, delivers a one-of-a-kind culinary experience as part of a growing arts segment of the festival.

The world renowned Chef Orlando who specializes in Caribbean cuisine, will take centre stage at the home of the festival – Pigeon Island, displaying his culinary skills on three consecutive days beginning May 8.

“Placing the spotlight on our legendary fine cuisine and by extension our superbly talented chefs are testament to us further diversifying the arts component of the festival”, said Deputy Director and Head of Marketing for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, Tracey Warner-Arnold.

“We began flavoring the festival in 2014 with our culinary ambassador Nina Compton and we are proud to continue with yet another internationally recognized but locally grounded chef in Orlando Satchell,” stated Warner-Arnold.

Festival patrons will be able to sample some of the delectable culinary creations as part of an open air cooking demonstration carded for the afternoon of Saturday May 9.

Patrons can however partake in the fine dining experience that includes a scrumptious three course menu by booking reservations. There is also a small, but carefully chosen wine list that pairs well with the cuisine and enhances the dining experience. Reservations, full menu details and pricing can be accessed at http://stluciajazz.org/culinaryexperience/

Chef Orlando Satchell served as the Executive Chef at the internationally acclaimed Ladera Resort for 14 years.  He went on to set up the first Caribbean restaurant in Singapore and in several top hotels in London. The prestigious James Beard Foundation in New York invited him to demonstrate his cooking style at an event that made him the first Caribbean chef to be invited.  He has also demonstrated at Le Cordon Bleu in London.

His own restaurant, named Orlando’s and nestled in the southwestern town of Soufriere gained a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor after only one year and has held the number one restaurant spot in Soufriere ever since.

About the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival

The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival is into its 24th year and opens on April 30th, 2015 at the Mindoo Phillip Park. The festival’s main headliners include singer/songwriter Robin Thicke, two-time Grammy winner Jon Secada, Jamaican reggae musician and actor Jimmy Cliff, Latin sensation Timbalive, American rapper Flo Rida, acclaimed Paris-based pianist Alain Jean Marie featuring Grant Stewart and two-time Grammy nominee Joey DeFranceso. 

Sponsors for the 2015 festival include Gold sponsors: Columbus Communications St. Lucia Limited, Digicel, Heineken, King Ocean, LUCELEC, Silver sponsors: Bank of St. Lucia, Coco Palm Resorts, Windjammer Landings, Exelsigns, Bronze  Sponsors: Bay Gardens Resorts, Chairman’s, Royal by Rex Resorts, The Landings, RJB Hotel Supplies, LIAT 1974 Limited, KFC, Landmark Events, Collateral sponsors: Blue Waters, Guardsman, Johnnie Walker Black, Guy’s Rent-A Car, JP Chenet, Avis Rent A Car, Associate sponsor: Banana Boat, Duty free Caribbean.

Media partners include Platinum sponsor The Wave, Gold sponsors: Helen Television System/Radio 100, Radio Caribbean International, Daher Broadcasting Service, MBC TV/Real FM, Kairi FM, Silver sponsors: Hot FM, Choice TV and Radio St. Lucia.

For more information on the full lineup for Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2015 along with show dates, venues and ticket sales, log onto www.stluciajazz.org

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia call: Saint Lucia: 1 758 452 4094|USA: 1 800 456 3984|Canada: 1 800 869 0377, UK: 44 207 341 7000

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