Trinidad and Tobago swept The Taste of the Caribbean awards on Saturday night, taking home six gold and two silver medals, as well as the coveted Caribbean National Team of the Year Award.
The chefs and bartenders were all elated to have come out of the competition victorious.
The journey was filled with anxiety, anticipation and even times with concern, as T&T had not been in the competition for the past 2 years.
The young fresh team showcased the nation in a very dynamic way.
This is the sixth time Trinidad and Tobago has won the top honor since the competition began in 1993.
C.E.O of the Trinidad hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association, Brian Frontin said the association is extremely proud of the team's effort.
At the practice meals, the team prepared up to 180 plates.
During their sessions close to 650 citizens came out in full support and did their own judging to get them ready for Miami.
He believes the victory can open new doors for T&T.
Captain of the team, Adrian Cumberbatch described what it felt like when they realized they were victorious.
The T&T team was on top securing also the titles of "Chef of the year" which was won by Brandon Maharaj and Junior Chef of the Year, won by Annelca Mendoza.
Pastry chef, Kimberly Jagessar got the chance to wrap her flag around her as she celebrated her win of Pastry Chef of the Year.
With her intricate design combined with her amazing color selection, Kimberly set the bar high in this category.
It landed her Gold in the competition.
The Bartender Of The Year - Clinton Ramdhan did his challenge cool, calm and collected.
He mostly used local products to deliver his vodka-based, rum-based and non-alcoholic drinks to the judges at Taste of the Caribbean.
The visually beautiful and I'm sure tasty drinks won him his title and a Silver medal.
The other proud winners are Adam De Freitas in the Individual chef, Seafood Category winning the first Silver medal.
Jeremy Lovell, Caribbean Chef of the year in the Beef Category for individual chefs, won Gold.