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Celebrity Chef Cooks it up in Barbuda

Internationally famous celebrity chef Philman George set to cook it up at Lighthouse Bay Resort in Barbuda


Low Bay, Barbuda (May 4, 2009) - Lighthouse Bay Resort, an exclusive private island getaway in Barbuda, Eastern Caribbean, just a 15-minute flight from Antigua, announces the appointment of Barbuda native and internationally-known Chef Philman George, the ?Rhyming Chef,? as celebrity chef in residence at the resort from Nov. 16, 2009 to March 31, 2010. George recently shot eight episodes of cooking on property at Lighthouse Bay Resort to be aired nationally this year on the Canadian Bite Television channel.

He has produced and hosted several cooking shows combining the culinary arts with hip hop culture, making appearances on morning shows throughout Canada. George is currently Executive Chef at the Island Yacht Club, a private power boating and sailing club, on Toronto?s Muggs Island. At age 29, he has established himself not only as a promising culinary star, but on the hip hop scene, as well.

Born in Barbuda, and raised in Toronto, George enrolled in the culinary management program at George Brown College. His techniques were fine tuned under the direction of Executive Chefs Louis Panotier and Daniel Villet, both hailing from Martinique. He expanded his repertoire to include Italian, French, Californian, Caribbean and Asian Fusion cuisine and worked overseas as the Chef de Partie in Perth Australia?s gold plate award-winning restaurant, The Red Herring, and in Barbuda?s first solar-powered beach bar and grill, Uncle Roddy?s.

Lighthouse Bay Resort features nine luxuriously-appointed ocean-front guest rooms and suites with private balconies, highly personalized service from a staff of 25, resident gourmet chef and masseuse, 24-hour concierge, roof-top restaurant with 360-degree ocean views and 14 miles of pristine white and pink sand beach. All elegant and spacious guest rooms and suites include lavish leather and mahogany furnishings, flat screen TV with satellite reception, iPod compatible surround-sound stereo, wireless internet and in-room laptop, personal safe, bathrobes, illuminated make-up mirror, hair dryer, original watercolor paintings from local artist Stephen Murphy, daily housekeeping and evening turn-down service.

Guests dine on locally prepared dishes using Caribbean produce and fresh catches from the sea. Three meals, plus snacks, and drinks are all included. The resort was recently recognized by Islands Magazine as among The Top Seven Spots That Promise A True Escape From Everything and by The New York Times as Number 3 of 39 Reasons To Go To the Caribbean in 2009.

Lighthouse Bay Resort is base camp to explore Barbuda?s tranquility and signature activities of sailing, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, lobster fishing, exploring hidden cavbes and bays, shell hunting and horseback riding. Tours are available to the world renowned Frigate Bird Sanctuary, Spanish Point, Two Foot Bay and Darby Caves.

For more Lighthouse Bay Resort information and reservations call 1-888-836-5427.


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