Saturday, May 13, 2017

Haitian Cooking Class
Guests will participate in cooking a traditional Haitian meal. They will be guided through step-by-step instruction by Haitian Chef, Dimitri Lilavois.
Location: Embassy of Haiti
2311 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: Free

Discussions and Dinning with Haiti’s Ambassador
The Haitian Chef and Ambassador Altidor will join guests to enjoy a traditional Haitian meal prepared by the cooking class.
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Chef Dimitri Lilavois

Chef Dimitri Lilavois began his culinary career as a student at Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts in Miami. While attending school, Dimitri joined Caneel Bay Beach Resorts in the Virgin Islands as a seasonal chef where he further refined his skills, cooking an eclectic array of dishes
using local and fusion flavors.  Following graduation, Chef Dimitri returned to his home country Haiti to take the position of Executive Chef of the newly remodeled Kanel Restaurant and La Terrasse at Le Plaza Hotel. He also flexed his entrepreneurial muscles as a consultant, lending his expertise to local
restaurants. Smokey’s Bar and Grill Restaurants, one of his clients since the restaurant first opened in June 2014, is well known for the Smoked BBQ ribs and eclectic menu Chef Dimitri created. In December 2013, Chef Dimitri also cofounded Aztec Mexican Fusion restaurant, designing a menu that offered the first Mexican dining experience of its kind in Haiti.  Chef Dimitri has participated in many culinary festivals including Taste of the Caribbean in Montreal, Canada in May 2015, Gout et Saveurs in Haiti, Farm to Table and Sea to Table off the coast of Cap-Haitian with Chef David Destinoble. Chef Dimitri also had the privilege of being the guest Chef for the Haiti Cultural Weekend Dinner in South Africa in May 2016 where he had the opportunity to cook for the Haitian Embassy, the Mandela family and many other dignitaries.  It is a perfect combination of passion and innovation that continue to drive Chef Dimitri to not
just pursue challenging ventures, but also to deliver exquisite creations.