Eaton's — The true taste of Jamaica and the Caribbean — the producer of authentic seasonings, condiments and sauces, joins the KGN Kitchen family as sponsor of The Emporium, to be renamed The Eaton's Emporium. Distributed by Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ), Eaton's celebrates their 25th anniversary this year, and continues to be dedicated to promoting the local food market. “Eaton's roots are truly Jamaican, and it is an artisanal product that has grown into an incredibly successful brand, in Jamaica and abroad,” said Leisha Wong, a KGN Kitchen director. “They are a testimony to what is possible for those smaller vendors who join us in The Eaton's Emporium.”
“Eaton's is an all-Jamaican brand, and seeks event partnerships that highlight and endorse the local food industry,” said Marvin Campbell, CPJ Brand Manager. “KGN Kitchen offers such, and has proven, through successful stagings, that the KGN Kitchen team is fully committed to support our heritage and the Jamaican food culture.
“CPJ is very pleased with the success of The Emporium, and is excited that Eaton's will now spearhead this venture, which will create great opportunities for smaller vendors to showcase their products.”
Over 40 exhibitors are confirmed for the event, and patrons will have a wide range of food options on hand. Some of the exhibitors confirmed include the NCB-sponsored vendors Guilt Trip, Aunt Merle's Hellshire Style Seafood, Sweetwood Jerk Joint, Pebbles Pastries, and Tea Tree Crêperie. NCB Keycard holders will be able to pay with their cards at these sponsored vendors. Other vendors include Sheriff's Gourmet BBQ, Café Blue, Indian food by Sucheta, and Great House Caterers.
The Emporium will also be back with over 20 vendors. Returning favourites include Aunty Mads, Island 62 water, Kathy Tait's Treasury of Desserts, and Stush in the Bush. There will also be a wide range of options for vegetarians from Sweet Ov'n Treats, The Lotus Line, and others.
NCB, The Best Dressed Chicken, Rainforest Seafoods, Pure Country Juices, The Herald Printers, The Jamaica Observer, and Gas Pro are all returning as sponsors for this event.
The fourth instalment of KGN Kitchen is back at Hope Gardens, Sunday, June 24. General entrance is $300 per person, and children under 12 are free. Aside from food, there will a number of activities including a kids’ village, live cooking demonstrations and musical entertainment.