Taste of St. Croix

St. Croix Food and Wine ExperienceEach April, foodies and epicureans the world over converge on St. Croix for a prestigious week-long festival that celebrates the joy of food and wine. Hailed as one of the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Travel – the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience brews a showcase of diverse cuisine and wine available on St. Croix. This well-anticipated, well-attended event series engages Local chefs, celebrity chefs, cooking show personalities and top winemakers from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, California, Florida, and abroad to showcase their talents and promote their products. Even more incredible is that the event itself is a fundraiser designed to support the local food service industry with training and scholarships, as well as support for The St. Croix Foundation, a community organization. Visit The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience website for the latest information and details.  Book your tickets now, events sell out quickly!


Here are some of the events you may see at the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience:

Cuisine on the Green : A fun golf tournament with bites and spirits at various tees throughout the course. Non-golfers are invited to sample the tastings via a golf-cart tour. Every other hole of the course will feature the culinary offering of a different local restaurant accompanied by complementary beverages. Your 2-person Team will taste and sip your way through an 18 Hole Scramble culminating with a dessert buffet and awards ceremony. Sponsored by Carambola Golf Club. 

Gourmet Vintner Dinner : A celebrity chef will be paired with a wine personality and the results always astound! This dinner with its gourmet themed auction kicks off the week of indulgence and generosity. 

City Crawl : Enjoy specialty beverages and food samplings from participating restaurants and bars as you stroll through the historic waterfront town of Christiansted. 

Food Fight! On the Beach : Celebrity chefs will be paired with island culinary students to compete in a fun and hilarious series of challenges. $75 per person.

The Galleon Wine Dinner : Featuring a stellar menu by local and/or celebrity chefs perfectly paired with fabulous wines. 

A Taste of St. Croix at Divi Carina Bay Resort : Features more than 50 local restaurants, over 20 wineries and 100s of wines as well as rums, beer and more. Live entertainment and a culinary competition with dishes judged by celebrity chefs, VIPs, and special guests. 

Moet & Chandon After Party : Held following A Taste of St. Croix. Music, dancing and pouring of champagne goes until wee hours in the morning. Included with A Taste of St. Croix Ticket.

Cork & Fork Dinners : Decadent dinners held in private homes. Celebrity chefs are paired with renowned wine makers to create an unforgettable evening. 

Sunset BBQ : The delicious BBQ takes place in historic Frederiksted town during the Sunset Jazz concert. Chefs team with local St. Croix Career and Technical Educational Complex’s award winning culinary team to show off their grilling talents. These fantastic students under the expert tutelage of Anton Doos will work with our visiting celebrity chefs to create a buffet feast to remember. With multiple bars, amazing food and room to roam and dance with the sounds of live entertainment. This event is not one you will want to miss. Attendees can meet celebrity chefs and enjoy beautiful views and tropical breezes. 

Kids Cooking Class : Guest and local chefs including the Crucian Contessa, offer simple cooking classes for children ages 6 - 12 years old. 

Wine in the Warehouse : Saturday night brings everyone together for wine tasting with winemakers, cocktail samplings, small bites and music. The one-night transformation of the Leeward Warehouse is a beautiful and surprising experience. Book your tickets soon, events sell out quickly! 


The 2015 Talent Line Up was:

Tony Castellucci, Facebook Corporate Executive Chef

Sam Choy, Author, James Beard Award Winner, Iron Chef, TV Show Host, Restaurateur

Kevin Fonzo, KWine Bar, Chefs Move to Schools

Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes, Ace of Cakes, Food Network

Todd GrayChef/Partner Equinox Restaurant, Todd Gray’s Watershed, Todd Gray’s Muse

Ray Lampe, Dr. BBQ, Food Network, BBQ Hall of Fame, Fox Sports Network

Dean Spinks, Facebook Corporate Executive Chef

Digby Stridiron, Culinary Ambassador, US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism 


Vacation Packages:

Vacation packages are available through the following resorts and hotels:


Proceeds from the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience support local education, community revitalization and public safety programs managed by the St. Croix Foundation, a non-profit organization. The event series also impacts and supports local culinary, hospitality and tourism programs.