Culinary and Art Personalities Grant Achatz, Dario Cecchini, John Cox, Marcus Samuelsson, Katsuya Uechi, and More Join the Festivities from April 30 – May 3, 2020
at Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS (December 4, 2019) – Baha Mar, the newest resort destination in The Bahamas, is pleased to announce the first-ever Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival from Thursday, April 30 – Sunday, May 3, 2020, presented in collaboration with Meredith Corporation’s leading luxury lifestyle brands Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure. In hosting the Bahamas’ first international festival of this caliber, Baha Mar will bring superstar chefs, master sommeliers, and respected artists including Grant Achatz, Dario Cecchini, John Cox, Josh Niland, Sabato Sagaria, Marcus Samuelsson, Katsuya Uechi, and more to Nassau, offering festival guests the opportunity to experience unforgettable culinary moments and inspirational art conversations at the Caribbean’s most spectacular resort destination.
With a collection of more than 40 signature restaurants, bars and lounges throughout the property, Baha Mar has introduced elevated dining experiences featuring international chefs of the highest caliber who have brought innovative, contemporary cuisine to The Bahamas. Furthermore, Bahamian art and culture are two of the fundamental pillars of the Baha Mar guest experience. The Current at Baha Mar, led by Bahamian artist John Cox, has quickly become an internationally known hub for burgeoning and celebrated Bahamian artists to present their works on a global stage. Baha Mar invites epicureans, arts and travel lovers from around the world to experience first-hand the exceptional talents of celebrity chefs, notable personalities, artists and musicians at the inaugural Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival in Nassau, The Bahamas.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the most inspiring and influential talents from the culinary and arts spheres to Baha Mar and introduce them to our guests, while providing the opportunity for so many visitors to immerse themselves within the beautifully vibrant culture, arts and culinary history of The Bahamas,” said Karin Salinas, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Baha Mar. “Our integrated resort destination is honored to partner with such inspirational and powerful media brands to launch the inaugural Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival.”
Giulio Capua, SVP, Group Publisher of The Luxury Group at Meredith Corporation, said, “We’re delighted to team up with Baha Mar to create an entirely new cultural experience for passionate travelers to enjoy. Bringing world-class talent together in a stunning setting, this event is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to visit the welcoming islands of the Bahamas.”
The Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival will feature four days of thought-provoking cultural experiences led by world-renowned talent. Attendees will have access to intimate seminars, nightly fine dining experiences hosted by celebrity chefs in gorgeous locales, educational wine and spirit tastings, musical entertainment and a live auction benefitting local initiatives. As part of Baha Mar’s mission to build a strong future for The Bahamas, auction proceeds will go to The Baha Mar Foundation – the resort destination’s charity arm dedicated to championing sustainable conservation efforts and celebrating the diverse cultural traditions and artistic expressions of The Bahamas, while strengthening the community through improvements in education and resources.
More information on The Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival, including ticket pricing, will be available on January 28, 2020 at


About Baha Mar
Baha Mar is a master planned $4.2 billion integrated resort development operated by Hong Kong-based conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE). The white sand beach destination includes three global brand operators – Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood – with over 2,300 rooms and features 20 restaurants and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean, a state-of-the-art convention center, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Royal Blue Golf Course, the Caribbean’s first and only flagship ESPA spa, and over 30 luxury retail outlets. Baha Mar is a breathtaking location with dynamic programming, activities and guest offerings in one of the most beautiful places in the world – The Bahamas. For more information and reservations, visit

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