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A dish at the Calabash hotel in Grenada.

“There are No Greater Bites to be Had Than in Grenada”

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 9, 2023

Grenada’s reputation as a foodie hotspot has only strengthened in recent years, as travelers begin to appreciate the destination’s unique culinary offerings. 

Now, Grenada is at it again, launching a new partnership with culinary star Chef Alexander Smalls. 

Smalls, a James Beard-Winning Chef (in addition to being a Grammy and Tony award-winning opera singer), is behind some of the most celebrated retardants in America, from The Cecil in New York to Alkebulan, the first-ever African dining hall in the world, which opened in Dubai in 2021. 

The partnership will see Smalls running a Master Class with local chefs, along with recipe development recipe development showcasing Grenada’s spices and cacao, a Tastemaker event featuring celebrity and influential chefs.

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Grand Anse Beach in Grenada.

 “I’m excited because the Spice Island concept is near and dear to the work that I do,” Smalls said. “I look forward to bringing a congress of chefs to explore the island and to create partnerships on the ground with local vendors and restaurateurs. We’ll also be creating a series of engaging and interactive video content that will excite the locals, as well as the global community that should know and celebrate Grenada as we do.” 

It’s another step for Grenada, whose chocolate and rum are among the best in the world, adding to a vibrant mix of restaurants and an impressive street-food scene. 

“The soil of Grenada is rich and produces some of the best spices in the world. The partnership with Chef Smalls will elevate awareness of Grenada as a top culinary destination in the Caribbean with a variety of new events and experiences geared to entice the taste buds of visitors and locals alike,” said Hon. Lennox Andrews, Minister for Economic Development, Planning, Tourism and ICT, Creative Economy, Agriculture and Lands, Fisheries and Cooperatives.  

Smalls will also hold a Fireside Chat with Grenada’s leaders in food security, agriculture and sustainability, and the Spice Replanting Program.

“We are absolutely delighted to embark on this partnership with Chef Smalls,” said Petra Roach, CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority. “His pedigree not only speaks for itself, but his creations offer delicious memories that are unforgettable. We know culinary is a big reason why people choose the places they travel and we intend to make it known that there are no greater bites to be had than in Grenada.”

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