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USDA Urges Star-Spangled Grilling and Smoking Food Safety Practices During Summer Pastimes

Whether sizzling burgers on the grill or slow-cooking ribs in the smoker, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is urging everyone to take food safety precautions during food preparations.

V.I. Afternoon on the Green Cooking Competition Winners, Two Students Awarded Scholarships

Cooks, volunteers, supporters and fun seekers partied with a purpose at the University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) Afternoon on the Green fundraiser last month to raise money for college scholarships.

Caribbean Cuisine Centered Cooking Classes Come to St. Thomas in April

Proprietor of the catering company Love Farms VI, Angelica Carby, launches a series of cooking classes, "My Caribbean" April 7. The immersive and engaging gatherings will not only encompass the traditional recipes of key cultural dishes in the region, but will also include the historical backdrop of the islands and communities from which these recipes have come.

USDA Awards VIDA $2.7 Million Grant to Improve Local Agriculture Infrastructure

The USVI has been awarded $2.7 million by the US Department of Agriculture's American Marketing Service Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program to build two commercial kitchens in the territory and engage the underprivileged population in sustainable agricultural practices.

Registration Now Open for UVI’s Beginner Culinary Program; Deadline Is August 17

The six-month certification program for beginners allows students to benefit from a blend of learning techniques to nurture their passion and potential as they hone practical skills that can be applied in a wide range of culinary settings.

King of the Wing Winners to Represent the USVI at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Chef Isaac Buckner and his team from The Tap Room / St. John Brewers will now be attempting to bring home another trophy, this time from the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Orchard Park, New York.

UVI CELL Culinary Program Celebrates Closing Ceremony for First Cohort

Led by renowned Executive Chef Kerish Robles, the UVI CELL Culinary Program is a six-month beginner-certified fundamental cook program designed to provide students with comprehensive training in the culinary arts.

Registration Now Open for King of the Wing Competition Set for June

The King of the Wing (KOW) Competition will be held on June 10 at Magens Bay Beach, St. Thomas.

UVI ‘Afternoon on the Green’ Awards Scholarships to 2 H.S. Students and Prizes to Winning Cooks

Cooks, volunteers, supporters and fun seekers who numbered in the thousands turned out at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Afternoon on the Green fundraiser on Sunday, March 19, on St. Thomas, to raise money for college scholarships.

Afternoon on the Green Is Back and Seeking Talented Cooks to Donate Their Best Dishes

The event, which benefits the Edward Thomas Volunteer Scholarship Fund, has been a community favorite for more than 30 years, combining great food, live entertainment and family fun to support scholarships for deserving students.

AARP Applauds Passage of Bill to Appropriate Funds for the V.I. Agricultural Plan

AARP in The Virgin Islands advocated for funding to support the local farming industry in the Virgin Islands, in particular the Agricultural Plan.

Packaged Food/Beverage Manufacturers Have Opportunity to Grow With Three Queens Ventures

Women business owners in the U. S. Virgin Islands can build viable, resilient businesses that will have a global market presence.

UVI Launches Culinary Arts Program on Orville E. Kean Campus

The University of the Virgin Islands is launching the Culinary Arts Program to provide a foundation for residents to embark on a career in the industry.

Chef Digby Featured in Nissan’s Hispanic American Month Celebration

Digby Stridiron of St. Croix was recently selected to participate in a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by automobile manufacturer Nissan.

Cory Baker of Barefoot Buddha Restaurant Wins 2nd Place at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Chef Cory Baker of Barefoot Buddha Restaurant won "Media Best in Show" at the 20th National Buffalo Wing Festival held at over the Labor Day weekend in Buffalo, NY.

11th Annual King of the Wing Competition Set for June 11 at Magens Bay Beach

Teams consisting of the top local restaurants, businesses, organizations and chicken wing connoisseurs will set up their grills and cooking stations right on the beach.

Fill Out Agrifest Survey, Get $5 ‘Good Food Bucks’

The $5 “Good Food Bucks” voucher can be used to make minimum purchases of $5 from participating vendors, selling plants, produce, and goods in the Farmer’s Market Pavilion.

St. Croix Filmmaker’s New Documentary Focuses on the Importance of Agriculture

St. Croix filmmaker Ramon Richardson recently released a documentary about the importance of agriculture on his home island.

DOH Reminds Food Establishments, Public of Health Permit Requirements

The V.I. Department of Health’s (DOH) Division of Environmental Health (DEH) reminds food establishments and the public of the following permitting requirements:

World Central Kitchen Relaunches Volunteer Agritourism Program Across Caribbean

Locals and visitors seeking fun and safe outdoor experiences will once again have the opportunity to visit and support food producers in PR, USVI and The Bahamas through the Food Producer Network.


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