Join the search for Aruba’s Top Chef

During the month of November, nine chefs in Aruba will battle for the title of ‘Top Chef Aruba’. Each chef has created a signature dish, which is featured as a special at the chef’s restaurant. The customers are the judge by ordering the plate and thereafter leaving their vote on the competition’s website. By voting, you have a great chance to win a $1,000 VIP dinner for 4 people with the winning chef. In addition, there are day-prizes to win also.

The competing chefs are Bryan Bottse (Café the Plaza), Orlando Escalona (, Bruno Santos (Fishes & More), Nando Meijer (Hadicurari), Ewen van Seumeren (MooMba Beach), Coliene Kievit (Nos Clubhuis), Ries Helsdingen (Que Pasa), Pedro Ferrandiz (Salt & Pepper) and Javier Troconis Toyo (Tango Argentine Grill). Each chef has created a unique plate based on their personal inspiration. These stories behind the plates can be read at, where you will also find pictures.

The Top Chef competition is supported by local partners: Divino (Beringer wines), Tropical Bottling (Balashi & Chill) and ASD (ChefWorks).