NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Atlantis hailed culinary fundraiser Paradise Plates as the island’s largest and most talked about foodie event.
The resort will host the 11th annual event, which will feature a Boho Chic theme, this Saturday.
It features more than 40 booths comprised of talented chefs and beverage purveyors, who will showcase some of their most delicious treasures and signature creations to the delight of nearly 2,000 guests.
Proceeds go towards Hands for Hunger’s mission to eliminate unnecessary hunger and food waste in The Bahamas.
Ed Fields, Atlantis’ Senior Vice President of Public Affairs said the resort has forged an excellent relationship with Hands For Hunger over the years.
Fields underscored the commitment both parties have to each other as Hands for Hunger has chosen Atlantis once again to host the event.
“We would have it no other way; that’s why it’s called Paradise Plates. It would be out of place anywhere else,” Fields said.
“The event keeps getting bigger and better and is generally sold out and we expect that trend will continue.”
Fields also expressed how important it was for Atlantis to play a role in helping to eliminate hunger and reduce food waste.
“It’s almost cliché, but we are entrenched in this community like no other corporate entity,” he said.
“Our team membership of 7,500 does not allow us to separate ourselves from this community. Hands for Hunger is a significant contributor to the welfare of this community, and we are happy to be a part of it.”
This year’s Paradise Plates event will feature three of Atlantis’ finest gourmet restaurants: NOBU, Fish and Café Martinique.
Paige Hanna, Multimedia Manager of Hands for Hunger, said the organization is delighted to be reunited with the resort.
“Atlantis has been a strong partner of ours since inception. First, as a food donor to our food rescue operation, then naturally as the home of Paradise Plates,” Hanna said.
“We’ve worked with Atlantis since 2009 from the Crown Ballroom to the Imperial Ballroom and we are proud to see how our partnership and event has grown over the years.
She said: “Every year Atlantis has been a stronghold for Paradise Plates, not only providing a beautiful location for the event, but also some of its top players in the culinary department. This year we’re excited to welcome for the first time Café Martinique.”
Hanna said the goal is to offer guests an opportunity to ‘party with a purpose’.
“Ultimately, we hope that that those in attendance will consider supporting Hands For Hunger long after the party is done,” Hanna said.