Sandals group manager wins Emmy Awards
Paul Bauer, Sandals Resorts International's group manager, food and beverage standards, has received an Emmy Award for his role as producer on the culinary television series A Taste of History.
Bauer produced Grenada: The Island of Spice episode, aired during season seven of the show, which is broadcasted throughout the United States on PBS and RLTV. The award is the 10th Emmy for the show which first aired in 2008, but the first for Bauer, who joined the Sandals team in 2009 after working with acclaimed chef, Sandals' Culinary Ambassador and A Taste of History host, Walter Staib.
A Taste of History is a half-hour show, sponsored by Sandals and based on the City Tavern Cookbook: Recipes from the Birthplace of American Cuisine, authored by Staib and written by Bauer. The show travels the globe to various historical locations, telling the unique story of American culinary heritage and its many influences by recreating dishes inspired by the founding fathers.
The Grenada: The Island of Spice episode, which highlighted the history of authentic Grenadian cuisine, was awarded Outstanding Lifestyle Programme/Special at the awards ceremony, held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on September 24.
Bauer's role as producer of the episode made him responsible for overseeing all logistics, including identifying and securing filming locations, arranging interviews, sourcing ingredients and equipment and determining the stories to be told.
The show's upcoming season, which begins airing in June 2017, will showcase the history of Jamaica's Maroons and their important role in creating Jamaican jerk cuisine, with a special episode filmed on location in Accompong, St Elizabeth.