November 19, 2016 at The Westin Resort, St John US Virgin Islands • 6:00pm
& thank you participants
Flavors provides a
unique & captive audience to whom you can promote your restaurant.
Flavors guests have paid a premium ticket price to sample the best that
St John has to offer in culinary experiences.
This is not a cocktail party or free-food buffet frenzy.
Flavors is a food and wine event.
Guests that night are the people
who spend money dining out.
Flavors offers you the opportunity to show your stuff in head to head comparison
with your competition.
Capitalize on that opportunity and really stand out
that night with your food, table decoration and service!
INFO FOR PARTICIPANTS
web pages have been put up to provide you the information you need as a participant
How to Win
of St John is a charity fundraiser put on by The Rotary Club of St John's
Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.
Accordingly, your donations may be tax deductible. Check with your tax
Nov 19, 2016
at The Westin Resort
in the Grand Ballroom and the Rooms across the Foyer
Access for loading and unloading, that day,
is at the rear loading dock entrance to the Ballroom or from the
You will be able to bring your vehicle within about
100 feet from your table for loading and unloading.
Please unload AND
IMMEDIATELY move your vehicle to the parking area to make room for other
participants. There is about a 1-1/4 hour window to get all this done
between 3PM and 4:30. If you are not entering the culinary
competition you must be setup by 5:30.
You have free entry for up to 4 staff members
to work your table. Additional staff must buy tickets. (We're raising
money for scholarships and other community projects after all.)
Judging 4:30 to 6:00
Hour (no food service) from 6:00 till 6:30
Flavors (food service) 6:30-8:30
People's Choice vote closes 7:30
Live Music and Dancing till 11:00pm
Your set up must be completed by 4:30 if you wish to enter the
set up can begin as early
as 3:00pm that day
Rotary will provide 6"
plastic plates, cocktail napkins, and forks. If you are serving
something that requires additional items, please bring them.
The Westin will provide
table cloths. You are encouraged to decorate your table as
you wish, and if you're serving something messy, please provide carpet
Sterno heat and or small
stoves are acceptable, but if you're likely to produce smoke or want to
grill something please let us know so that you may set up outside at the
loading dock and shuttle food into the ballroom.
of St John is a charity fundraiser put on by The Rotary Club of St John
Each paying guest that night is given a ballot to vote for their
favorite participant of the night as Best Overall Presentation. This year there will be
professional celebrity judges to select winners in 4 categories: Mixology,
Appetizer, Entrée, and Dessert. You may enter in as many
categories as you wish.
judging will take place before the event. The plates to be judged will
be collected from the entrant's table by the judging committee. You must be offering the
same food you
submit for judging. Submitting a different item for judging
that what you offer to the public will disqualify you from that
category. Decisions of the judges is final. Please carefully read the instructions you
will be provided at the event. The results and People's Choice will be announced about
past the restaurants that have been the real crowd pleasers that night
the restaurants that don't run out of food too early.
The minimum portions we ask you to bring are 75 appetizer sized
portions; not specifically appetizers just appetizer sized portions.
HOWEVER, if you believe your dish will be very popular and sought
after that night then bring more.
We are expecting a maximum of 250 guests that night, if you think more than 75
people are going to want your food bring more (but don't make the
mistake of bringing too much food either.
What's the perfect amount? I'm afraid I don't know, you'll have to
While the crowd gets a little nuts when word gets around that someone
is serving filet mignon, if that filet is not delicious the crowd
knows it. Do something that sounds intriguing and is absolutely
delicious and you will win the crowd.
The extra effort you put into your presentation, table decor and
you bring will help you stand out to the guests that night.
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