St. Maarten Student Tracy Blijden Wins Miami Culinary Competition

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Congratulates Culinary Student, encourages all studying abroad to excel in chosen fields
The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams congratulated St. Maarten Johnson and Wale University (JWU) Student Tracy Blijden on winning first place at the Seafood Competition at the JWU North Miami Campus.

 Ms. Blijden tied first place with Jaquille Edgecombe for the top spot at the prestigious Culinary Institute’s seafood competition. I would like to congratulate Tracy for this very important milestone. We all know that St. Maarten has some of the best restaurants in the region but now the region knows that St. Maarten also produces the best chefs. I am very happy to hear of Tracy’s achievement and I look forward to sampling some of her seafood creations in the future, congratulated the Prime Minister. Tracy, who is studying Culinary Arts at JWU’s North Miami Campus, will present her winning dish at the ninth annual Deering Seafood Festival on Sunday at the historic Deering Estate in Palmetto Bay, Florida. The cooking demonstrations are one of the most popular events at the festival and in the past have had standing-room-only attendance. Tracy will present her dish at 4p.m.I encourage Tracy and all students to continue to represent St. Maarten in your chosen fields. Know that you make us proud, concluded the PM.

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