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The Food Network’s Chopped champion Andre Fowles will be the guest chef at Picante on Friday, October 27. Picante forms part of the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (JFDF) and Fowles promises a muy picante experience. “When I think of the origin of Picante, I...

As I stood in the departure lounge to purchase souvenirs, I realised a cookbook would be just a start. The perfect present for someone you love is a season pass to the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival. Kingston is the cultural district of Jamaica and...

Christina Simonitsch always knew that she’d end up in either the food and beverage industry or the hotel industry. This talented chef and owner of Simo’s Bread and Catering spends her days doing what she loves – cooking. Christina will be lending her expertise to...

Award-winning Executive Chef, Lij Heron has cooked for kings, princes and world leaders. Chef Lij brought his expertise to the opening of the Lexington Grill at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah in Dubai. He served as a judge for the New Zealand Chef...

The 2018 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival’s D’vine event lived up to the name (and hype). Chefs Colin Hylton and Christina Simonitsch created an eight-course menu that at some points made guests giddy with delight....

With mere weeks to go before the premier staging of the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival Drink-Nyam-Jam, the conceptualisers, CB Foods Group, invited food enthusiasts and sponsors for a sneak taste — in the well-appointed Rio Bueno Suite of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel — from...

“Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (JFDF)is off to a fine start. Kingston was abuzz, the phones were ringing with inquiries as to where people could cop tickets for the kick-off event, Copperwood’s Pork Palooza. The only festival event with a competition element, we crowned our...

The spotlight was on sponsors Tuesday last, as Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (JFDF) 2017 resumed its pre-festival events at Oak Wineware. Aptly dubbed ‘JFDF Sponsors Cocktail Clash,’ gold sponsors of the three-year-old event, notably Gas Products Limited (GasPro), Rainforest Seafoods, CB Foods, Fraser Fontaine...

“Select Brands was delighted to be the exclusive wines & spirits sponsor at the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival opening event, Pork Palooza where we focused on Stoli, which is known as ‘The Vodka’, and Santa Rita 120 wines from Chile. Wine and food are...

EQUIPPED with umbrellas and Wellington boots to ward off an intermittent evening drizzle, the drove of after-work foodies streaming into Hope Zoo Wednesday added chopsticks to their arsenal on the second night of the 2017 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival. The Chopstix’s Zen Lawns venue...

The alchemy that was combined to produce the 2018 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival event Chopstix was pure magic. Instead of growing tired of the same flavour profile, patrons’ taste buds experienced a slew of vibrant Asian dishes “with a twist”....

Where there was pork there was fire last Saturday at Hope Gardens for the third staging of Pork Palooza, the annual opening event of the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival. Foodies circled the New Levels Decor-styled, barn-chic venue at Palm Drive East to reinforce their...

Hello fellow foodies and explorers! I was invited to the 4th Annual Jamaica Food and Drinks Festival (JFDF) this year and it was amazing! A full week of exploring and trying different food-themed events every night around Kingston, Jamaica. Check out my video to see...

he Rousseau sisters, Suzanne and Michelle, pulled out all the stops Sunday last as they hosted the final event of the 2018 Jamaica Food and Drink Festival season. The West India Supper was a spectacular homage to modern heritage dining that also did double duty...

Above The Rock’s rainy capital Thursday last, a winding driveway led a motorised convoy up to Jack’s Hill residence The Manor, the venue once more for Vintage, the annual multi-course dinner party of the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival. From this unplanned caravan alighted valued...

This newspaper has long believed in the world-class capabilities of our culinary artists, amply illustrated by the creation of the Table Talk Food Awards 17 years ago. Fast-forward to October 2015, and we now see the beginnings of our very own Food and Drink event....

Jamaica has long been a force on the global scene in music, sports, literature…you name it. In October, the Jamaican culinary scene gets some time in the spotlight with the gastronomic extravaganza the 3rd annual Jamaica Food and Drink Festival. This foodie event, running from...

Whether you’re a devotee of jerk chicken or a fan of juicy pork on a sugar-cane skewer, get off the beach chair and make a beeline for the bites and brews at one of Jamaica’s many palate-pleasing food festivals. From chefs who fire up their...

‘Eight platings, fine wine, great ambience’ is how the organisers of the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival presented the concept of Sneak Taste, a prix fixe menu, offering culinary snapshots of what is to come on the themed nights of the festival’s imminent second staging....

The spotlight was on the Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (JFDF)’s gold sponsors as the festival resumed its pre-festival events with a ‘Cocktail Clash’ at Oak Wineware on Tuesday, October 10. Gold sponsors: Gas Products Limited (GasPro), Rainforest Seafoods, CB Foods, Fraser Fontaine & Kong...

“Dem sell out! Don’t come,” boomed a voice into a mobile phone. “But me a carry pork fi you”, the voice went on to console. Such was the scene at the 2018 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (JFDF) Meet Street & The Market event. Four...

here may currently be a shortage of Scotch bonnets as the 2018 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival turned the heat up on Friday, October 26, with Picante. The event promised guests food brimming with “hot, zesty flavour”, and those with higher pain thresholds were in...

If the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (JFDF) continues to raise the bar as it did with its 2017 event last week, it will certainly help to position Jamaica as a global gastronomy destination....

Night four of the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival, dubbed Picante, was an apt dedication to ‘hot, zesty flavour’, held at The Ruins, the Mona Visitors’ Lodge two Fridays ago. Participating chefs/ caterers included Tooksie Kay Catering’s Alexa Von Strolley and Fuzion Food’s Christian Sweeney...

The chefs and caterers for the third staging of the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (JFDF), which kicks off on Saturday, October 21, have been announced, as well as the partnership with the KSAMC as part of the celebration of Kingston’s 145th anniversary....

Alicia Bogues, brand manager CB Foods, tells us why… As a brand, Jamaica resonates with international audiences well beyond its actual square footage – our music, our speak, our creativity, our food, all continue to grab global attention. The Jamaica Food & Drink Festival was...

ive-hundred patrons travelled downtown to the Urban Development Corporation’s Festival Marketplace on Wednesday, October 25, to eat crisp fare and drink a lot of beer. Crisp, the 2018 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival’s fourth-night event, saw eight chefs and caterers keeping a crowd of foodies...

Who doesn’t love pork? In particular, a crispy, chewy, succulent cut. On Saturday, October 21, pork lovers and food enthusiasts alike flocked Palm Drive at Hope Gardens to chow down on ‘Everything Swine’. Pork Palooza, which represented the first event for the 2017 staging of...

This year’s Jamaica Food & Drink Festival was launched on Tuesday, September 12 at the Victoria Pier in Downtown, Kingston and attracted several patrons who got the opportunity to taste some of the delights that will be offered during the event. The Festival will run...

JFDF Platinum Sponsor ‘Yello’ hosted an Ambassadors’ Mixer event at the Spanish Court Hotel on September 26th where several of the festival’s influencers and ticket ambassadors were invited to mix and mingle amongst each other while being wined and dined by the likes of some...

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