Chef Thia & Chef Irie

About Chef Thia & Chef Irie



May is Haitian Heritage month and we are showcasing Taste of Haiti this Saturday, April 29th at 12:15 PM on WAVS 1170 AM. We are pleased to have Haitian  “Chef Thia” Cynthia Verna “Chef Irie” Hugh Sinclair on to tell us all about this event and why we must put it on our calendars.

Taste of Haiti brings to the community of South Florida a discovery of Haiti’s Culture and flavors primarily trhough its food and all its cultural components. The festival offers a blend of the best of Haiti’s cuisine, music and art. When you talk about Haitian food in the United States, most people think Griot, Rice & Beans, and our most famous Soupe de Giromond. But there is more to our culinary background then just those items listed.

This festival is free to the public, and in its 4th year has drawn over 5000 people from the Haitian and International communities in South Florida and its surroundings. From 2pm to 10pm, visitors have the opportunity to go around the chosen venue sampling food
from various local restaurants, catering companies, bakeries, and chefs, and can enjoy the flavors of Haitian rum, beer, soda and juices at the VIP tent . Taste of Haiti offers a range of activities throughout the day such as cooking demos, a chefs cooking competition, live music, display of Haitian art for purchase. This event has become one of the premier events in the city of North Miami, and one of the largest cultural events in South Florida. It is not to be missed!

During the Month of May, we celebrate Haitian Cultural Month and the creation of our national flag on May 18th. A number of activities are planned throughout the month including Taste of Haiti. Haitians in the South Florida community have become the second largest ethnic group; we are a major component in this communities’ cultural, professional, economic and social development.

Taste of Haiti 5 Just Got Bigger and Better!!! BIG BIG BIG this year. We are moving to Miami Dade College North Campus ( 11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami FL 33167 ) Featuring 5 LAN and Olivier Duret. Lots of surprises coming your way. Join us on May 13th and immerse yourself in the best Food & Cultural Festival in South Florida.

Olivier Duret will be performing at TASTE OF HAITI 5th. Taste of Haiti 5 Just Got Bigger and Better!!! BIG BIG BIG this year.