Published Date:  Saturday, June 29, 2019


Chefs Night returns to the all-inclusive, adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort October 2-5, 2019 hosted by Chef Görgen Tiden and partner Chef Jimmy Stening. In its fifth run at Sonesta Ocean Point, Chefs Night will highlight the talents of a group of global chefs maintaining the event ethos that a gastronomic experience should be shared and enjoyed amongst family and friends. Celebrating St. Maarten’s comeback and Chefs Night 10 year anniversary, Chef Görgen is proud to continue this dinner event series on an island that has become his home away from home. 

Chefs Night will consist of nightly culinary events over five days highlighting various dining venues at Sonesta Ocean Point, taking place in gorgeous settings with oceanfront views over Maho Bay. These gastronomic events will feature menus inspired by Scandinavian heritage and celebrate the local flavors of St. Maarten and the Caribbean utilizing regional ingredients and products.  

The Chefs Night schedule is as follows: 

October 2: Opening Chefs Night Dinner at Azul Restaurant – This stunning venue sits at the edge of a cliff overlooking Maho Bay allowing for sweeping views and boasts impressive architecture featuring sleek, contemporary design.

October 3: VIP CandleLit Dinner at the Point Pool Deck – The Chefs host an intimate al fresco dining experience under the stars at the spacious Point Pool deck while the soothing sounds of ocean waves lap on the shore.

October 4: "Mingle with the Chefs" at the Sunset Lounge & Bar – This sophisticated open-air rooftop lounge is the ideal spot for unforgettable sunsets and views over Maho Bay and beyond.

October 4: VIP CandleLit Dinner at the Point Pool Deck – The Chefs host another al fresco dining experience at the spacious Point Pool deck. 

October 5: Closing Chefs Night Dinner at Azul Restaurant – The final dinner at Azul promises to be an unforgettable one and a chance to celebrate new friends and culinary experiences. 

Sonesta Ocean Point welcomes guests to join Chefs Night with a three-night minimum stay and all-inclusive rates starting at $229 per person, per night based on double occupancy in a Junior Suite. When booking use Promo Code: CHEFSNIGHT. 

Participating award-winning Chefs include the following and more will be announced as they are confirmed.  

Chef Jimmy Stening is a barbecue pit master who participated in the 2016 Grillmästarna, the Swedish equivalent of Master Chef; the 2017 grilling competition between Sweden and Denmark, and lent his talents to the 2018 Chefs Night in Sweden. 

Chef Ken Lin has worked in restaurants throughout his home country of Taiwan. In 2018 he became the chef and owner of St. Maarten restaurant, Alina.

Chef Elisabeth Johansson is a celebrated pastry chef, food stylist, published cookbook author, and winner of gold and silver at the Culinary Olympic Games.

Chef Brian Bojsen aka “The Crazy Dane” is a culinary TV personality, the new face of Coca-Cola in Germany, and owner of the popular Brian’s Steak and Lobster restaurant in Hamburg. 

Chef Akis Amiras hails from Greece and is the Executive Chef at acclaimed SantAnna Mykonos Beach Club, serving innovative, regionally inspired dishes with an ethos of
healthy eating and sustainability.

For more information and reservations, please visit or call 1-800-SONESTA (766.3782). 

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About Chefs Night: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Chefs Night was founded by Chef Görgen Tiden, who currently owns and operates Restaurant Görgen in his home country of Sweden, and has worked around the globe from Corfu to Nice collaborating with Michelin-starred chefs such as Alain Llorca. Over ten years, Chefs Night has conducted 30 events and hosted 50 international participating chefs since its inception. The ethos lies in the authenticity of the Swedish kitchen, highlighting fresh produce and handpicked ingredients crafting a balanced menu that is modern and international yet reflects the soul of his country. He established Chefs Night as forum where a unique network of talented, highly lauded chefs meet on a quarterly basis to create together and embrace local products. Chefs Night focuses on sustainability with the four elements as leading cornerstones: earth, air, fire, and water. By gathering around seasonal, sustainable dishes based on a local producer-to-kitchen philosophy, Chefs Night encourages a genuine union and collaboration for chefs and diners alike.