We are currently hiring a summer intern for the TGHG branding team (me + Ms. Ellie Groden, brand manager and chef’s assistant completing her second year of employment with Mr. Schwartz TODAY – Congrats Ellie!!!!) We have some great leads but always like to make sure to put the call out to the genuine audience! So here it goes.
We have had a long line of great interns and summer tends to excel in this area (echem, Victoria Calleja) so the bar is high. We look for the best and brightest, and although it’s not in the guts of our job description below, because it goes without saying, the first criteria is always a love of food, and one in which respect for ingredients is the most important. Some might call it #foodcrazy. We call it fun. Please join us!
TGHG 2013 Summer Internship Description:
· compile biweekly news and calendar reports we lovingly call the TGHG FLASH
· assist in social media for all TGHG properties including photos, posting and engaging with our online audiences
· research and development
· support and coordinate media relations
· help activate culinary and community events, as well as other brand projects
This is a nicely paid position with yummy perks. The nature of the job requires the candidate to be mobile, commit to 2 1/2 days in the office (which sometimes pops up in multiple locations in the Design District and South Beach,) and to have an iPhone. Macbook-ready vs PC is preferred.
We will be conducting interviews for candidates this week and next, with a decision to be made by end of next week! To apply, email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slow Food Day started off fast. A 6:50am wake-up call got me going, Jackie driving us off quickly into the soft morning light towards the Grounds. There we found the early bustling of the farmers’ stalls, the chefs’ stoves igniting, and the smell of cast iron heating intermingled with the fresh-from-the-earth smell of produce.
The morning heated up, the island breeze working harder to cool us as the market filled with curious shoppers big and small, with eyes wide and minds open to tasting local ingredients prepared in ways both familiar and new by our five participating chefs. We raised money for Feed Our Future, a local non-profit connecting hungry kids in Cayman’s community with nutritious meals by raffling a Cayman Airways round trip ticket to Miami. Picnic tables filled up, and the produce in the stalls cleared out.
Our team rolled back over to the Camana Bay beach where the pit was dug and Michael and Hugh had the goats on the spit. The wood was stacked for the Caboos smoker that Roel would cook the chickens on, Kyle was on salad with its delicious boiled dressing and passed hors d’oeuvres, and Thomas’s snapper station was all set to go. Details were falling into place, our Cayman restaurant team making everything look easy. The sun sat low in the horizon as the chefs ran through a quick pre-service meeting before guests started to arrive. Passed appetizers commenced, welcome cocktails were shaken not stirred, and the guitar and violin players each echoed the waves crashing with harmonic melodies.
After the sun set the main course was served. Soon after, the party was in full swing. Eric could be seen passing back and forth from the water’s edge discouraging bottles of sparkling. The chefs chatted with guests who I heard on more than one occasion confirm that this was the best event the island had ever seen. I couldn’t have agreed more, granted it was my first event on Grand Cayman, but it was special. All this and it wasn’t even 9 o’clock. So in the end, Slow Food Day ended nice and slow.
Thanks again to everyone who helped make #SFD13 such a success. See here for the day in pictures, and we hope to see you again next year!
Congratulations to our amazing island team, winners of Cayman’s Favourite Restaurant at Saturday’s 2013 Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival at Camana Bay presented by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association! Thousands of attendees cast their votes after sampling dishes from among 36 participating restaurants.
“It’s a huge honor to be voted ‘Cayman’s Favorite Restaurant’ and extremely gratifying to know that the team’s hard work on this event and everyday in the restaurant had paid off,” says Thomas Tennant, executive chef of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink. “We wanted to showcase the importance of supporting local farmers and products on Grand Cayman in our dishes. It feels great to see that fresh, simple and pure philosophy translate to delicious food on the plate that is enjoyed and appreciated by the Island.”
This first-ever overall victory by popular vote comes on the heels of a string of successful appearances at Taste in the pastry department, specifically winning the panel-judged favorite dessert award in both 2010 and 2012. This morning chef Thomas and pastry chef Adriana Duran went on Daybreak to share what was served on Saturday, including Duck Hash – an item on the new Sunday brunch menu – and Coconut Cream Cake.
Taste of Cayman began in the late 1970’s although the date is disputed as a few years were missed here or there. The event began shortly after the formation of the Restaurant Association. It was later adopted by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association when the Restaurant Association and other associations amalgamated in 2001. The Taste of Cayman became non-profit CITA’s largest fundraiser annually and gained a full title of Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival in 2008. The event began in the Safe Haven field and drew a crowd of thousands of people from around the island. The event later moved around to such venues as Cayman Turtle Farm and then most recently to Camana Bay’s Town Centre where the event continued to grow. On January 26, festival organizers celebrated its 25th year.
We are so excited to high-five the crew in person on the rock on Thursday, when Roel Alcudia (chef of our soon-to-be fourth restaurant, The Cypress Room in Miami’s Design District,) Ellie, Eric, Hedy and I join Schwartz and Acheson for Slow Food Day 2013! If you are coming from home base in Miami, it’s not too late to book a weekend getaway to our second annual event celebrating all things deliciously local. Cayman Airways is even offering Slow Food Day travelers a special fare, so check it out and if we don’t see you in paradise, come along for the ride through the social media handles linked above.