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MAY 23-26, 2024


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An Epicurean Festival

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

During this international epicurean festival, talented chefs from Anguilla and around the world will share kitchens, showcase why Anguilla reigns as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean and raise funds to support culinary education for the island’s next generation. Join us for four days of curated culinary experiences at Anguilla’s 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!



Opening Night

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

Embark on a tour of tastes from six of Aurora’s restaurants — all in one place, all in one night. Sip curated cocktails featuring ingredients from the resort’s onsite organic farm and hydroponic gardens, enter a raffle to win travel and dining prizes and dance into the night to live music.

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

Chefs’ Dinners

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

James Beard Award-winning Guest Chef Zachary Engel of Michelin-starred Galit in Chicago will partner with Chef Carrie Bogar of Anguilla’s Veya at Villa Alegria and Veya. Chef Dario Schiavo will present an East-meets-West set menu at Savi Beach Club. Culinary Director Michele Greggio and Chef Lester Gumbs will offer a bespoke dining experience at Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club.  Chef Bruno Carvalho from Cap Juluca, a Belmond Hotel, will present a series of culinary stations on Maundays Bay at a Barefoot Beach Dinner.

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 and search for your favorite rum punch at top beach bars as you travel by candy-colored moke with driver.

Beach BBQ + Basket Battle

Cap off ACE with some fun in the sun at a beach barbeque with DJ, dancing, trivia and prize raffle at Anguilla Great House on Rendezvous Bay.

Compare local grillers’ signature sauces and techniques as you sample succulent ribs, tangy chicken and gourmet burgers all washed down with a cold beer or crisp wine.

Then cheer on our award-winning Anguilla National Culinary Team square off in an epic mystery basket cooking competition.

Afterwards, head over to Leon’s at Malliouhana for Sunday Funday.

Relive the excitement from last year’s Basket Battle Basket
Chicken on the grill at Anguilla Culinary Experience

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Meet our chefs

Culinary Talent

Zachary Engel

Guest Chef Villa Alegria/Veya

Chef Proprietor Michelin-Starred Galit, Chicago

Michele Greggio

Chef & Culinary Director

Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club

Carrie Bogar

Chef Proprietor

Veya, Anguilla

Bruno Carvalho


Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla

Bernel Richardson


Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club

Roger K. Hopkins



Dale Carty

Chef Proprietor

Tasty’s & POV, Anguilla

Manu Calderon


Four Seasons, Anguilla

Dario Schiavo


Savi Beach Club, Anguilla

Kelston “Sweets” Connor

Chef Proprietor

Ethnik Cuisine, Anguilla

Claire Lynch

Chef Proprietor

Roy’s Bayside Grill, Anguilla

John Khallendah


Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club


    A Natural Beauty

    Untrammeled by cruise ships or chains, Anguilla is a luxe retreat with an easy vibe. The island’s culinary scene is no exception.


    On the Land

    Explore this island playground in a jeep, by bike or on a horse. Enjoy a round of golf on the Greg Norman-signature course or a game of tennis.


    On the Water

    Kayak or paddleboard to secret coves. Hop a boat to an offshore cay or discover underwater treasures snorkeling and diving.



    Crank up the adrenaline and try kitesurfing. Head off the beaten path on an ATV, hike to ancient caves or dive off the “Rock” into the ocean below.



    Relax and refresh your mind and body in one of the island’s relaxing spas, join an invigorating yoga or Pilates class, or keep up with your workout routine at the gym.


    Amazing Beaches

    Enjoy 30+ white sand beaches with turquoise waters. Anguilla’s beaches are untouched, uncrowded and it’s not uncommon to have a beach all to yourself.


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.

When you buy tickets to ACE events, you are making a difference. We’ve committed a portion of all the proceeds of the Anguilla Culinary Experience to support culinary and hospitality training for young Anguillians.