Postcard From Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival
Barbados Tourism Authority
I became a chef because: It was my calling and it's been my passion.
I went here to: Reconnect with my chef friends and see what new foods and trends are on the horizon.
I traveled here with: My wife, Maya.
The best way to travel here is: By plane. It's downtime that I use to catch up on reading.
I stayed at: The House. Just a great spot with friendly service and beautiful views.
When it comes to packing, be sure to bring: Lots of notepads for writing down people you've met and ideas that might come to you. Also running shoes for early morning runs on the beach.
When I visit Barbados, I love to eat at: Cuz's Fish Shack.
I wish I hadn't: Had that last glass of rum.
Don't miss: Watching the surfers and having some fish fry.
Next time I will definitely: Stay a few extra days to really unwind.
My favorite part of the event was: The food! The rum! The people!
My advice would be: Get on island time.
Some of my favorite food festivals are: The ones that feel like a party with a great mix of food, music and fun.