Published Date:  Saturday, June 29, 2019


Media Contact: 
Erika Vives, AMPR


SINT MAARTEN – 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 Casa Blue– 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 $228 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:

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 Jürgen Grossmann has worked at the two-Michelin-starred Sweitzer Stuben, as Chef de Cuisine and is owner of the one-Michelin-starred L'Escargot and Gässlingen. Chef Jürgen won the National Course of the Year award in Sweden and is an Honorary Member of Chaine des Rotisseurs.

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.


Reopened December 15, 2018, Sonesta Ocean Point Resort embraces a contemporary Caribbean style, offering an adults-only, limitless all-inclusive vacation experience, while bringing style, luxury and outstanding service to St. Maarten. Set in the most spectacular location with breathtaking views over Maho Bay, adjacent to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, the 130 all-suite ultra-luxurious yet sustainable “resort within a resort” sits on the westernmost point of the island and features three exclusive pools including the Edge pool with a zero entry cliff side beach, four bars and two restaurants including the signature Azul restaurant and other resort amenities such as 24-hour room service, state-of-the-art fitness center, an open-air wellness area and private cabanas. Amenities are complemented by exemplary service from personalized concierges and Butler service in the top 25 suite categories for extra comfort and next level luxury, all culminating in one of the most uniquely designed resorts in St. Maarten and the entire Caribbean. Apart from the exclusive amenities at Sonesta Ocean Point, guest will have full access to all services and facilities at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa with five additional restaurants and bars, Serenity Spa with sauna and steam room, tour desk, sports courts, Casino Royale and more than 24,000 square-feet of brand new meeting and conference facilities.