Andrew Michelin of Keyonna Beach, Antigua, launches UK Visiting Chef Programme

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Keyonna Beach
, the adults-only resort located on Turner’s Beach on Antigua’s South-Western coastline,has an amazing epicurean treat in store for its guests.

​ Andrew Michelin,owner of the resort, will be flying over a total of seven top UK chefs, to share their culinary expertise with the resort’s team of chefs.  The programme set to commence later this month, will be staggered over a number of months, with guests having their meals prepared by chefs from a number of top Michelin-starred restaurants.

Kicking off the initiative will be William Curley, the renowned Patissier and Chocolatier who will be leaving his Belgravia and Harrods boutiques to spend time training the chefs on how to create the amazing deserts he’s renowned for. Frederick Forester, who cut his teeth at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Gordon Ramsay Restaurant L’ Aubergine and now currently head chef at Le Pont de la Tour in London, will follow.

Although a stunning island, the reality is Antigua is a small island, skills are often in short supply, but what Antigua lacks in skills, it makes up for in enthusiasm, so Andrew came up with the idea of flying over a group of chefs that would help coach and give the team direction.

Andrew Michelin, Owner of Keyonna Beach, said: “I want guests to have the very best Antiguan experience with amazing food and fine wines. Too often Caribbean resorts let themselves down with the food offering. We serve very good cuisine – top wines are rotated and paired with dishes at dinner and we have some of the best ingredients to choose from, so I want my guests to be totally blown away by the food and wine!”  

Not trying to compete with the five-star resort model, Michelin’s Keyonna Beach is what he likes to call a pop-up boutique resort on the beach, oozing charm and personality warm, stylish and intimate, Keyonna Beach offers guests the ultimate Caribbean resort experience, but without the hefty five-star price-tag!

24 cottages and beachfront rooms provide spacious accommodation, all with magnificent beach settings, offering undisturbed privacy – ideal for the couples to relax and unwind. While in addition to the most romantic of settings, intuitive staff caters to every whim, ensuring a simply unforgettable holiday from beginning to end.

Prices start from US$288 (£187) per night for a Beach House Room; a Cottage from US$356 (£231), or Beachfront Plunge Pool Cottage US$488 (£317) All prices are based on double occupancy and include all meals and alcoholic beverages per night.

From www.destination