Sonesta Ocean Point Announces “A Chefs Night,” An Exclusive Culinary Event With Sweden’s Leading Chefs

ST MAARTEN, CARIBBEAN — Set on the most spectacular location on the westernmost point of St. Maarten, the all-inclusive, adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is hosting A Chefs Night, a prestigious culinary event founded by Swedish Chef Görgen Tidén and will be the first of its kind held in North America. A package is being offered in conjunction with this exclusive series of culinary events including dinners designed by a team of acclaimed visiting Swedish Chefs, shopping excursions, cooking classes and more.

a chef's night at ocean point culinary two-day event with cooking classes

A Chefs Night was born of the notion that a gastronomic experience should be shared and enjoyed amongst family and friends. After a successful event in Sweden last year, Sonesta Ocean Point is bringing the Chefs Night concept to its tropical shores from May 24 – 26, 2016.

Sonesta Ocean Point will offer A Chefs Night package with exclusive culinary themed events and amenities including:

~Dinner on May 24 and 26 showcasing the chef’s Scandinavian-French-Caribbean fusion culinary creations taking place at the resort’s premier restaurant Azul, that sits atop a cliff overlooking Maho Bay boasting sweeping views. St. Maarten-based Mix Italia will sponsor and provide a selection of Italian wines for the dinners.

~Accommodations in a Junior Suite or higher room categories available upon request
Mingle with the Chefs pre-dinner receptions hosted at Ocean Point’s rooftop Sunset Lounge & Bar, perfect for cocktails and a chance to get to know the guest chefs

~A shopping tour with the chefs including an excursion to local St. Maarten markets to pick up fresh ingredients to be used in the evenings’ dinners.

~Chefs Cooking Class to learn how to master culinary techniques in a small, intimate group, followed by a lunch of guests’ own creations.Rates for the package will be starting at $235 per person, per night based on double occupancy. Reservations can be made online at using group code 2697 or by calling 721/545-3100 and quoting booking code 2697 or “Chefs Night.”

~For more information or bookings please call 800-SONESTA (223-0757), email: or visit

Participating Chefs include:

Görgen Tidén, the Founder of A Chef’s Night. Has worked around the globe from Corfu to Nice collaborating with Michelin-starred chefs such as Alain Llorca before settling back into his homeland of Sweden, where he runs his namesake Restaurant Görgen in Dalarna.

Fredrik Hedlund, chef de cuisine and partner of Lammet & Grisen in Sälen and Öland, Sweden, has competed in the Culinary Olympics and Culinary World Cup, where his team placed second in 2006 and 2010. He’s trained with some of the country’s top toques such as the much-lauded Daniel Berlin and Tommy Mllymäki.

Fredrik Borgskog, a pastry chef, has placed in numerous culinary competitions such as the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie and the Nordic Pastry Cup. His tenure at the Grand Hotel under Mathias Dahlgren, who won the Bocuse d’Or in 1997, prepared him for opening his own bistro and pastry shop in partnership with his two brothers.

Christophe Buchet got his start at Eriks i Gamla Stan in Stockholm and Le Chevalet in Versailles, France after attending Stockholm Restaurant School. Since then, he’s cooked at no fewer than five Michelin-starred restaurants and is currently a chef at Sannas in Stockholm.

Fredrick Björlin’s cuisine is a modern take of traditional Nordic fare. His extensive experience includes stints at restaurants around Stockholm (Artipalag, Vassen) and cooking for the Nobel Prize Dinner. He’s currently the executive chef at Bobergsmatsal, Botanique & Nordiskakantinen.

Anna Björlin placed first in the Young Baker’s Sweden Championships and Young Baker’s European Championships in 2001, and has worked at a number of Stockholm’s leading bakeries, most recently Lidingö Bröd & Patisserie and Magnus Johansson Bageri.

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is the premier five-star, all-suite property bringing a new brand of style, luxury and outstanding service to St. Maarten. Ultra-luxurious yet sustainable, the 129-room adults-only resort is set in the most spectacular location on the southernmost point of the island, adjacent to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino. After a multi-million dollar renovation to the former Ocean Terrace building, the resort blends contemporary design with a Caribbean vibe in the public spaces to each of the spacious accommodations ranging from the signature Swim Out Suites, Junior Suite to the Luxury Penthouse. Exclusive to Sonesta Ocean Point guests, the resort features three pools including The Edge infinity pool with private beach on the cliff, Swim Out pool connected to its namesake suites, and The Point Pool; three bars and lounges including the Sunset Lounge & Bar, Azul Rooftop Bar for private functions; Martin’s contemporary lobby café and bar; the Mediterranean-influenced Azul restaurant; Serenity Point, a dedicated open air wellness area and other resort amenities such as 24-hour room service, gazebos and private cabanas.

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