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Saturday September 16, 2023 – Jamaica Observer

On Wednesday evening, the Artwalk at Water Lane in downtown Kingston came alive as the Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (JFDF) hosted the launch of this year’s food event series.

Scheduled for Thursday, November 2 to Sunday, November 5, the events promise a gastronomic extravaganza like never before.

This year, an exciting lineup of pre-festival events kicks off on October 4, with exclusive wine-paired dinners, immersive spirits-themed cocktails known as Festival Nites @ The Kitchen, the Worthy Rum Tour » Experience and outdoor dining, and a chef’s table hosted by renowned Michelin-starred chef Ceasar Zapata of Phuc Yea Miami.

“We’re increasing the flavor and fun of our ninth anniversary in new ways to show how diverse our food culture is! » » rejoiced Alicia Bogues, director of JFDF. “We are committed to offering something for everyone at our events. Among the diverse range of themes, flavors and prices, there is something for everyone. This is a celebration you won’t want to miss.

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Teamwork makes the dream work – The Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (JFDF) team comprised of Zoe Dawkins (front), Operations Manager; (left to right) Celeste Gordon, resident chef; Matthew Lyn, CEO of CB Group; Nicole Pandohie, general manager; Alicia Bogues, festival director; Jessica Williams, Shikima Hinds Festival Coordinator, event manager; and Gabrielle Hylton, MD, Procreate Social, stopped to face the camera. (Photo: Karl Mcclarty)

A Hand of Support – Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mines Floyd Green came to support the event. (Photo: Karl Mcclarty)

Downtown life! – Andrea Dempster-Chung (left), executive director, Kingston Creative; Ueli Bangerter, CEO of F&B Downtown; and Janet Crick, Deputy Director of Kingston Creative, wouldn’t have missed the opportunity at JFDF on Water Lane. (Photo: Karl Mcclarty)

A Worthy Occasion – The Worthy Park team of (left to right) Tamika West, Marketing Manager; Demari Lawrence, business developer; Claudia Laing, marketing manager; and brand ambassador Emeka Brown enjoyed Pineapple Park drinks. (Photo: Karl Mcclarty)

A Capital Affair – From left to right: Nadine Thomas, assistant vice president, private wealth, NCB Capital Markets; Audrey McIntosh, head of private banking, BCN; and Tamara Waul-Douglas, assistant vice president, wealth management, NCB Capital Markets, were pleased to be included in the list. (Photo: Karl Mcclarty)

The Media Files – CEO and Chairman of CVM TV and VertiCast Media Oliver McIntosh and Jamaica Observer Deputy Managing Director Natalie Chin flashed perfect smiles. (Photo: Karl Mcclarty)

Curate This – Lifestyle curator Cecile Levee is out for an evening of bonhomie. (Photo: Karl Mcclarty)

Here & Today – Vivene Levison, Managing Director of Great Hut Resorts, and her husband, Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Dr Carey Wallace, have always been avid fans of JFDF. (Photo: Karl Mcclarty)

‘Lime’ With Me – GenZed co-host Justine Isaacs made a stylish appearance at the event. (Photo: Karl Mcclarty)


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