Gourmet Bites, Caribbean Cocktails, Tropical Ambiance, Fabulous People

Enjoy authentic sights and sounds of the Caribbean, celebrity cooking demos, an artisan shopping village, live music and more at the 2nd annual Taste the Islands Experience (TTIX). Food and spirits enthusiasts with a taste for island indulgences will gather June 2nd, 2018 at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. The event is an interactive celebration set along the breathtaking Riverwalk area, offering an exciting program of uniquely Caribbean activities.

TTIX is an annual fixture in the South Florida event calendar that brings to life the exotic cuisine, vibrant spirit and mystique of Caribbean culture. For food and drink enthusiasts, TTIX promises to become one of the most-anticipated gourmand events of the year. In South Florida, the event is poised to become an annual multi-day event, attracting visitors from around the region and the country.

Our collaborators and attendees have included celebrities, media personalities, and power brands such as Sandals, Grace Foods, Jamaica Tourist Board, Bahamas, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc and Sunny.org. Our non-profit partnerships have included international charity Food for the Poor and South Florida PBS (WPBT2), while our “Taste the Islands” brand is tied to broadcast platforms American Public Television, PBS and Create TV.

“Taste the Islands” is a Caribbean culinary and travel television series that airs nationwide on PBS stations and Create TV to an audience footprint of 246 million.

TTIX events have been hosted thus far in South Florida, New York
and Washington DC.


A variety of offerings for a diverse group of future friends

TTIX events have been hosted thus far in South Florida, New York and Washington DC. The 2018 main event will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, along the breathtaking Riverwalk area, attended by a discerning group of locals and visitors.


Island Syndicate is a media, arts and entertainment company that produces unforgettable events and exceptional content, inspired by the Caribbean. We are the publishers of Island Origins Magazine and other fine publications, and the producers of the Taste the Islands Experience event series. Our principals include the creators behind the Taste the Islands and Island Origins television series, Hennessy Artistry, Barbados and the Barbados Reggae Festival, and the Pieces of  Jamaica photo book and exhibit.

Collectively our team boasts:

  • Pioneering producers of national Caribbean television content
  • More than 500,000 event attendees entertained
  • Reaching over 100,000 South Florida readers quarterly with Island Origins Magazine
  • Over 10,000 Caribbean-themed books sold