Best New Product 2019 Nominee: the Best Dressed Chicken Hamilton's Smokehouse Beef Franks

Thursday, April, 25 2019    

We made these products because... we wanted to offer our consumers an alternative frankfurter protein option through our Hamilton's Smokehouse brand. The Best Dressed Chicken currently produces chicken frankfurters so this would complement our line of products. We also found that there is an... Read More

Best New Product 2019 Nominee: The Jamaican Peanut Butter factory

Thursday, April, 25 2019    

We made these products because… we saw that there was not a local peanut butter on the market. The Jamaican peanut also has a very unique flavour. It is sweet. This combined with the power of the Jamaican brand, it was hard to resist.  Read More

Best New Product 2019 Nominee: Scotch Boyz Pepper Sauce

Thursday, April, 25 2019    

We made these products because... the seed for our Scotch Boyz products was planted in Westmoreland, Jamaica from a friendship between three childhood friends whose families vied each year for the best jerk sauce for the barbecue. Read More

Best New Product 2019 Nominee: Nestle Jamaica Limilted

Thursday, April, 25 2019    

Nestlé Sweetened Condensed Milk is back... Read More

Trevanne's passion

Thursday, April, 25 2019    

Nominee: Outstanding Caterer —  Trevanna Donnegal (Sear 274) Read More

Pretty In Pink #Trending — Provence Rosé

with Debbiann Spence-Minott | Thursday, April, 25 2019    

Pink is in! Just like fashion, wines complement our lifestyle, offering an element of pizzazz and making us feel oh, so fab! Rosé is on trend and this week's Bar None tells you why, between sips of Rosé wines (Chateau Berne Inspiration, Ch â teau de... Read More

Food Safety Behind The Bar

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, April, 25 2019    

It is not uncommon to neglect food safety responsibilities when it comes to operating a bar. But why do you think a public health inspector visits your location periodically to conduct inspections? And why is it that you are also required to have a food handler's permit prior to being... Read More

Veg Out Distributors Meatless Burgers

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

We made these products because... there was nothing much available in the market which is made locally. Also, the vegan/vegetarian market is a growing industry. Recent studies show 12 per cent of millennials are vegan.  Read More

Hilda's Merlot Hot Pepper Jam & Hilda's Merlot Jelly

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

I made this product because... I recognised a need for diversity in the Jamaican food market and decided to use my own innovation to create exciting products that locals and tourists can enjoy.  Read More

Tortuga Great Cake

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

We made these products because… customers wanted us to make a Tortuga version of the Jamaican Christmas fruitcake with the quality they have come to expect from Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes Limited.  Read More

Likkle Tea — Pink Shade of Lemonade, Morning Glory and Spicy Turmeric Chai

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

 We made these products because... we wanted to create a more elevated tea experience for Jamaicans with premium, locally handcrafted tea and Tisane blends.  Read More

Hapi Crunch Snacks

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

I made these products ... initially as a hobby and saw the potential to make them into a viable business. My major challenge... as of now, are finances as everything is being done out of pocket.  Read More

Seven Tips/Hacks for small food vendors and at-home manufacturing facilities

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Food safety is simpler than you think. The fact that you sell pan chicken, operate a mobile food truck, or have a home-based manufacturing facility does not mean you are not required to put controls in place to ensure the safety of the food you serve or package for distribution. Read More

Outland Hurders Creamery and Farmstead

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

We ventured into cheeses because... we both love food and wanted to create a business that was centred on food; a business that would allow us to express our creativity through food and in turn help us to contribute to our country in a way that adds to Jamaica's expanding food culture. Of... Read More

From Jamaica, With Love

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to interact with self-acclaimed Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell. Even though he has positioned his brand in this way, I found he was not only a name, but he also had substance. Burrell is quite knowledgeable about the business of spirits, especially... Read More


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