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Bahamian Chef to Cook at Prestigious James Beard House

Bahamian Tim Tibbitts, Chef and Owner of the Flying Fish Restaurant  in Freeport, Grand Bahama, has been asked to join celebrity Chef Anthony Lamas for a “Sustainable Seafood Celebration” at the legendary James Beard House in New York City.  The event will be held on July 10th, 2014 – a fitting tribute on Bahamian Independence Day.

“ I am humbled and incredibly proud of this invitation, and even more proud to bring some good publicity to the island of Grand Bahama. It is such an amazing opportunity to cook at James Beard House and just as amazing to cook with Chef Lamas. For Anthony to offer the invitation was beyond generous.  We will have a really fun time and I will proudly wear my Bahamian flag jacket in the house.
–Chef Tibbitts

This latest recognition comes just after Flying Fish became the first restaurant in Grand Bahama history to earn a ‘4 Diamond Rating’ from AAA.  More than 30,000 restaurants are rated by AAA annually in North America and the Caribbean and less than 2.5% earn the 4 Diamond rating. There are currently less than 30 restaurants in the entire Caribbean region with a 4 Diamond rating from AAA.

See Chef Tibbitts in action in our recent post “Lionfish: From Predator to Entrée.

Congratulations to Chef Tibbitts and the entire Flying Fish Team! Another great reason to go Explore, Enjoy and Eat Grand Bahama!