Couples Sans Souci Takes Top Prize at Cook Dis: Ocho Rios - August 30, 2011
On Tuesday August 30, 2011 Couples Sans Souci hosted the “Cook Dis” culinary competition between the four Couples Properties- Sans Souci, Tower Isle, Negril & Swept Away. Couples Sans Souci’s Senior Sous Chef Gregory Nelson - Certified Executive Chef from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and former lead chef at the prestigious three time Restaurant of the Year Mac’s Chop House - organized the event as a means to hone the creative skills of the staff. Each team consisted of three junior cooks tasked with preparing a four-course meal in a single hour. The teams were given a secret ingredient – Avocado – that had to be incorporated into each dish
Judges included: Couples Resorts Corporate Chef Stefan Spath, Songstress and famed Epicurean Suzanne Couch, Chas E Ramson’s Brand Manager Kathryn Silvera and Runaway Bay Heart Academy Projector Director Kenrick Stewart.
Chas E Ramson sponsored many of the ingredients used throughout the competition - Cooking and Whipping Cream, Butter, Salmon Steaks, Beef Short Rib, and McCormick Seasonings just to name a few.
Couples Sans Souci’s team lead by Andre Sanchez were the eventual winners, narrowly edging out Couples Tower Isle. Prizes included a cash award of JA$30,000 as well as a wide range of grocery items from Chas E Ramson.