Banco Popular’s “Ultimate Flavors of the Islands” is Back for a Second Edition


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"expressed Antolín Velasco, Senior Vice President of Banco Popular’s Virgin Islands Region.Tickets for"

ST. THOMAS, U.S.V.I. – As part of its commitment with community and youth, Banco Popular announced today the second edition of its now annual event, “Ultimate Flavors of the Islands.” The culinary extravaganza will take place on Friday, May 24 at the Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas.

Some of the best chefs in the Caribbean will offer a taste of their dishes at the Grand Tasting event. Daisy Martínez, Eric Greenspan, George Durán, Mario Pagán, Mathayom Vacharat, Mitch Cooper, and Roberto Treviño are some of the chefs that will be delighting audiences with their dishes. Tickets are now available with an early-bird cost of $55, and $45 when paying with MasterCard until May 15. As of May 16, 2013 the price will be $65.

The event will also have a space for demo kitchens and a Chefs Challenge, for which applications are now being accepted through the event’s website. The winner of the Chefs Challenge will receive $1,000 in cash. Second and third place will receive $500 and $250, respectively.

Ticket sales’ proceeds will be donated to the USVI Department of Education for the development and implementation of local culinary programs.

”Ultimate Flavors of the Islands” offers a unique culinary experience and showcases the amazing talent of Chefs. At Banco Popular, we are committed to the community and this is one of our ways of giving back. We have some great surprises this year that are sure to please and help make the event an unforgettable one,” expressed Antolín Velasco, Senior Vice President of Banco Popular’s Virgin Islands Region.

Tickets for “Ultimate Flavors of the Islands” are available at any of Banco Popular’ branches in the Virgin Islands and For more information, please visit the event’s website at


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