An Unforgetable Weekend of Golf & Superb Culinary Experiences!

Event Overview:

Delivered by some of Tobago’s most creative chefs, mixologists and students. The THTI Taste of Tobago Golf Classic creates an opportunity for tourism and hospitality students to showcase their talents on a grand stage, shining a light on the career and mentorship opportunities for other youth. 

The event is designed to profile the culinary and hospitality prowess of the institution while generating funds to strengthen THTI’s capacity to deliver programmes which support the human capital needs of the industry. 

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All-Inclusive Culinary Experience

Saturday April 1st 2023

Event Details:

Friday March 31st 2023

FORMAT: Two (2) Ball Better Ball, ¾ Handicap (Maximum 24 before ¾), Stableford Scoring.VENUE: Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort

DATE: March 23rd & 24th, 2024

TEE-OFF TIME: 8:00am


Includes golf fees and Taste of Tobago Food & Beverage experience on and off the golf course on March 23 & 24, 2024.

Deadline: January 31st 2024

Junior Golf Tournament

March 22nd 2023

Brought to you in collaboration with The Ricky Campbell Golf Academy.

Format: Stableford.
Entrance Fees:
3 Holes – $100
6 Holes – $120
9 Holes – $150
Drive, Chip & Putt – $100

Registration open to children (boys & girls) under 18 years.

Golf Never Tasted Better!

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2023 WAS FULLY SUBSCRIBED WITH 90 GOLFERS PLAYING IN TEAMS OF 2 (TWO) The event is designed to profile the prowess of the Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute. A spectacular showcase of culinary and hospitality was delivered throughout the weekend.
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About Chef Sonia Phillip

Chef Sonia Phillips is a lecturer in Culinary Arts at the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (THTI) . She is a graduate of the world renowned Le Cordon Bleu and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Art History from McMaster University in Canada. Chef Sonia’s passion for food has taken her to London, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago where she gained extensive experience in the food service industry. 

Chef Sonia’s mastery of French culinary techniques, coupled with her knowledge and expertise in Caribbean flavours make her an exceptionally talented and dedicated professional. She has a strong interest and commitment to sustainability and innovation in the foodservice industry which she infuses in her creations, and is guaranteed to take you on a culinary journey that promises no shortage of innovation, creativity and gastronomic delight. 

At Taste of Tobago Golf Classic 2023, Chef Sonia will provide you with a “Go Local” culinary experience you will never forget!

Chef Vergiss Lovelace

Chef Vergiss F Lovelace, culinary expert, fondly known as “Chef Love” is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) by the US Culinary Association with over a decade of teaching experience. His long illustrious career in the food services industry stemmed from his curiosity and love for food from the age of 13. Chef Lovelace holds a Masters Degree in Mediterranean style cuisine and a BSc in Culinary Arts from the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality Tourism Institute (TTHTI).  His illustrious career and training include tutelage with two (2) star Michelin Chef Enard Walter and one (1) star Chef Davide Palluda and 13 years as a Chef at the Prime Minister’s residence for dignitaries such as Marjorie Albright (former Attorney General of US) and Fidel Castro (former Cuban president). Chef Lovelace is also trained in the art of chocolate and sugar fundamentals and is a member of the World Ice Carving Association.

Chef Lovelace has a unique eye for flair and creates beautiful food that captures the eyes and the soul.  At Taste of Tobago Golf Classic 2023, you are guaranteed to experience love in every bite!

About Chef Arthur Patrick

Chef Arthur Patrick is a culinary lecturer at the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute and the owner of ChefP. He is a highly accomplished and educated chef with a BSc in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University and a graduate of THTI. Chef Patrick is also a member of the American Culinary Federation and a two-time defending champion of the collegiate culinary management competition. He has cooked for numerous local and international celebrities, including Elvis Dumervil, Burna Boy, Neyo, Fantasia and Voice.   

In Chef Patrick’s words, “excellence is not a skill; it is an attitude.” Chef Patrick definitely strives for excellence and his mastery of presentation and flavours has earned him a reputation for creativity and culinary ingenuity. 

At Taste of Tobago Golf Classics 2023, Chef Patrick’s culinary prowess will be on show as he presents dishes that are sure to electrify.

Rakeesh Madoo

Special Event Beverage Contractor Raakesh Madoo has over 24 years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry. He is a highly experienced professional mixologist who has worked at well-known establishments such as Crews Inn Yachting Centre. Mr. Madoo is a special event beverage contractor with the House of Angostura and a beverage judge with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. He holds a Masters in Project Management and a Bachelors in Management Studies. Mr. Madoo is a Level II holder of the Wines and Spirits Educational Trust for both Wines and Spirits. Mr. Madoo is currently a Food & Beverage Lecturer at THTI.


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