|Equipo Nacional Culinario de Puerto Rico|
2014 Puerto Rico National Culinary Team Members
Presented by the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association
National Culinary Team 2015
Johnathan Hernández, The Ritz Carlton San Juan Hotel Spa & Casino
Gerardo V. Lugo, Escuela Hotelera de San Juan
Suzette N. Díaz, Escuela Hotelera de San Juan (Junior Chef)
Alberto Febo, El Conquistador Beach Resort (Pastry Chef)
Elvin Rosado, UPR Carolina
In 1995, the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association (PRHTA) created the Puerto Rico National Culinary Team for the following purposes:
Puerto Rico National Culinary Team Achievements 2014
The team competed against representatives from nine participating island: Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Curacao, Jamaica, Suriname and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Also, Puerto Rico's team comprised of five chefs and a barman, were the winners of the People's Choice at Taste of the Island where they impressed the most critical judges. During this part of the competition, Two-time Team Coach Elvin Rosado and Chefs Raul Correa and Luis Castillo, Pastry Chef Mizraim Melendez and Barman Jose Franceschi delighted the spectators with their Puerto Rican Kiosk.