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May 23-26, 2024

An epicurean festival
Celebrating life with friends & great food
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An Epicurean Festival

The Third-Annual Anguilla Culinary Experience (ACE) is happening May 23 to 26, 2024.

During this four-day international festival, talented chefs from Anguilla and around the world will once again showcase why Anguilla is the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean through curated epicurean experiences at world-class resorts, villas and restaurants that draw on the island’s rich history, creativity and fresh farm- and sea-to-table ingredients.

If you appreciate food as a chance to celebrate life, make friends and create lasting memories, we hope you will join us at ACE 2024!

What’s Waiting


Opening Night

ACE kicks off with a spectacular Opening Night Party at Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

Last year’s celebration at D Richard’s was a smashing success, and we can’t wait to see what Aurora has planned for our palates this year.

This is a don’t-miss, signature event!

Chefs’ Dinners

Local and guest chefs share present multi-course, epicurean collaborations at Anguilla’s luxury resorts, restaurants and lounges.

This past ACE’s lineup included Chef Daniele Lippi of Italy’s 2 Michelin-starred Acquolina and Chef Dario Schiavo at Savi Beach Club; Chef David Waltuck of New York’s iconic Chanterelle and Veya’s Chef Carrie Bogar at Villa Alegria and Chef Michele Greggio and Lester Gumbs at Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club.

Restaurant Specials

Our guest chefs team up with local chef talent to prepare once-in-a-lifetime prix fixe menus at select, award-winning restaurants. Plus, enjoy ACE-inspired lunch and dinner specials at other favorite restaurants.

Our chefs will be serving from Anguilla’s cornucopia of farm-to-table, and sea-to-table ingredients.

Island Experiences

Explore Anguilla through curated small group experiences. Harvest salt from a natural salt pond, learn how to make Johnny Cakes, tour the historic Valley and hike to the famous West End Arch.

Beach BBQ + Basket Battle

Cap off ACE with some fun in the sun at an Anguilla beach barbeque with DJ, trivia and prize raffle.

Compare local grillers' signature sauces and techniques as you sample fresh-grilled fish and succulent ribs or chicken, all washed down with a cold beer or crisp wine.

Then watch our award-winning Anguilla Culinary Team go head-to-head in an epic mystery basket cooking competition.

Check out the exciting scenes from our 2023 event!

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VIP Rum Tasting

Retreat to the famous Rhum Room at Zemi Beach after hours as part of your VIP package experience.

Savor selections from the resort’s more than 100 small-batch, single-estate rums that recall the Caribbean’s 18th century sugar cane plantations.

Included with your VIP package.
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Other Experiences

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Last Year's Chefs

Culinary Talent

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The Destination


Giving Back

Supporting Culinary Education

Anguilla's Next Generation

A critical part of our mission is to support and inspire the next generation of Anguillian chefs. We believe that the way to maintain and continue Anguilla’s legacy of producing top talent, is to give these opportunities to aspiring young people.

We’ve committed a portion of all the proceeds of the Anguilla Culinary Experience to support culinary and hospitality training for young Anguillians.

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