The Barbados culinary team was scheduled to leave the island Thursday for a competition in Miami, but before their departure the team was part of a joint promotion and cocktail launch with Standards Barbados, at the store's Wildey, St. Michael branch.
The event also marked the launch of Standard's Kenmore elite line of products which include refrigerators, convection ovens and stoves.
Meanwhile, chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, Stephen Austin, who was one of the specially invited guests for the event, is expected to head to Miami to support the team this weekend.
He talked about how he thinks the team will perform in the competition.
The chairman also reflected on the recent budget measures, some of which will affect the tourism sector.
Still he says the players in the sector recognise that all Barbadians must play their part in helping to turn the island around.