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UVI Announces Afternoon on the Green Winners

The University of the Virgin Islands announces the winners of the food competition of the 20th Annual Afternoon on the Green held on March 8, on the St. Thomas campus golf course.

Sonia Castro, who for years has donated unique cakes for the event, took first place in the Pastries and Sweets category for her red velvet cake. Her pistachio cake and carrot cake also tied with Devery Phipps' bread pudding for third place in that category.

"Brigo's Firehouse Salmon," prepared by Arthur Raymo III won first place in the Seafood category for the fourth consecutive year. "Ed's Goat Water" jumped from third place last year to take first place in the 2009 Soups category.

The food was judged by a group of 18 judges consisting of UVI faculty and alumni, restaurant chefs and volunteers. Afternoon on the Green Chairperson Peggy Smith thanked the entire community for its support over the years. Please see the complete list of winners below.


Afternoon on the Green 2009 Winners


Pastries and Sweets

1st Prize - Red Velvet Cake, Sonia Castro

2nd Prize - Lean Lena Leanest Cheesecake, Lena Steele Williams

3rd Prize - (tie) Pistachio cake, Sonia Castro; Carrot cake, Sonia Castro; Bread Pudding, Devery Phipps

Native Drinks

1st Prize - Passion fruit, Uris Francis

2nd Prize - Gingerbeer, Peggy Smith

3rd Prize - Dino's Tamarind Special, Ithiel Melchior Joseph


1st Prize - Ed's Goat Water, Edna Pole

2nd Prize - Kallaloo (pork w/fish, fungi on the side), Louis Thomas

3rd Prize - (tie) Pork Kallaloo, Lesmore Howard; and D&N Pigeon Peas Soup, Davis Hughes and Neaty Richardson

Side Dishes

1st Prize - (tie) Fried Rice, Sonia Castro; and Macaroni & Cheese, Poker Haven

2nd Prize - Pasta Salad, Gourmet Gallery

3rd Prize - Stuffing, Deanna Rogers


1st Prize - Sheppard's Pie w/salmon, Shirley Lake-King

2nd Prize - Gail's Black Bean Corn Salsa, Gail Steele

3rd Prize - Tuna Casserole, Loretta Lloyd

Main Dishes/Meats/Poultry

1st Prize - Jambalaya, Sharlene Fahie

2nd Prize - Dominican Chicken & Rice, Mary Ann LaFleur

3rd Prize - BBQ Ribs, Hildred Cornelius


1st Prize - Brigo's Firehouse Salmon, Arthur Raymo III

2nd Prize - Red Snapper in Butter Sauce, Dougie Daniel

3rd Prize - Pick-up Saltfish, Judith Edwin


1st Prize - Artisan Breads, Angells VI

Dub Masters Competition

1st Prize - Alpha Hodge