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Chefs Help Chefs and Restaurants - Donations of US 50 and more will be eligible for special prize draw.

Saint Lucian born and raised celebrity chef Nina Compton has partnered with The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association to raise funds for the Saint Lucia Restaurant sector. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants in Saint Lucia were closed for most of the past year, with restaurant workers losing their jobs entirely or having to survive on little income. This GoFundMe initiative is created exclusively for Saint Lucia restaurants and their workers to support them in this time of need.

"Born  and raised in the beautiful island of Saint Lucia , I am proud of my homeland but COVID had destroyed many industries leaving many jobless, homeless and hungry, raising money will help provide people with the daily necessities as many are in need. Please help the people of Saint Lucia by donating today."
Nina Compton, Chef  Compere Lapin/Bywater American Bistro 

"We are so thrilled that Nina has partnered with us on this important initiative. She is a Honorary member of the SLHTA and we have kept her informed about the situation here in Saint Lucia and the challenges our restaurants have been going through"
- Karolin Troubetzkoy, President, SLHTA

All donations of US 50 and over will be eligible for a drawing of the following prizes:

- A 3 night stay at Jade Mountain  with breakfast and dinner in a star pool sanctuary, valued at US 6900
- A 3 nights at Villa XHale  valued at US 6000
- A 2 night stay at the Landings Resort & Spa  valued at US 800
- A 2 nights stay for 2 inclusive of bed and breakfast from the Windjammer Landing  valued at US$683
- A dinner for 2 at Chef Nina Compton’s restaurant in New Orleans, Compère Lapin 
- Jus' Sail Private Sunset Sail for 2 valued at US395
- Learn more about these prizes here 

About the SLHTA:

As the principal tourism private sector agency in St. Lucia, the SLHTA is responsible for facilitating tourism sector development and management in St. Lucia. The SLHTA is a private non-profit membership organization that functions as the “official organization and national spokesperson” for the hospitality Industry and its wide membership.

About Nina Compton:

Nina Compton is a James Beard award winning Saint Lucian chef currently living in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the daughter of Sir John George Melvin Compton, who served as Prime Minister of Saint Lucia on three occasions. Nina graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. She began her professional journey at Daniel in New York City, working and continuing her culinary education alongside world renowned chef/restaurateur Daniel Boulud and his team.

After moving to Miami, she continued to work with the best, joining the crews of Norman Van Aken at the original/iconic Norman’s then Philippe Ruiz at Palme d’Or at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Eventually Nina moved to Casa Casuarina, a private club and boutique hotel in Miami Beach where she rose from Sous Chef to Executive Chef of the small yet highly acclaimed property.

With the excitement of the 2008 reopening of the refurbished Fontainebleau Miami Beach, combined with the chance to work with Scott Conant at Scarpetta, Nina leapt at the chance to join the pre-opening team as Sous Chef and went on to be appointed Chef de Cuisine, where she earned raves and accolades.

Compton competed on Season 11 of Top Chef. She was the Top Chef, Season 11 runner up and was voted fan favorite by viewers.

In June 2015, Compton opened her own restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana, Compère Lapin. Compère Lapin serves Caribbean-style cuisine and is located in the New Orleans Central Business District.

In March 2018, Compton opened Bywater American Bistro in New Orleans with Husband/Partner Larry Miller and Chef/Partner Levi Rains.


  • Christina Reed
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Monique Hippolyte
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Andrew Roth
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Christopher Cataldi
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Todd Erickson
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs


Nina Compton
New Orleans, LA

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