EVENT organizers, sponsors, government officials, culinary industry reps and foodies galore gathered at the Life Yard eco village in Downtown Kingston on September 11 for the launch of the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (now in its fifth year), which kicks off on October 26. Below, highlights from the well-supported event.
PARTY OF FOUR: Island Grill’s Thalia Lyn and friends were happy to be front and centre at the festival’s launch party.
MAIN (DIS)COURSE: Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) Executive Director, Dr. Carey Wallace, brought greetings on behalf of the tourism ministry.
SERVICE WITH A SMILE: Super-chef Colin Hylton, always looking the part, put in an appearance.
MISS MANNERS: The guest list included fierce leading ladies like Sagicor’s Alicia Moulton-White.
KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL: Culture minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange was also in the mix.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED: Style star and social-scene regular Valon Thorpe represented for the guys.
TABLE FOR THREE: Of course, Gary and Tina Matalon (with a lady friend) were in attendance.