Elon Parkinson, PR and communications manager atDigicel, adds a cube of ice to a drink.
JOURNALISTS from Jamaica's top media houses got an opportunity to sharpen their culinary skills at the Digicel Business/Johnnie Walker Live Asian Cooking Experience held at Progressive Shopping Centre in Barbican, St Andrew, last week Friday.
The evening's amateur chefs comprised media practitioners from the RJRGleaner Group, Nationwide, and the Jamaica Observer.
Hosted by Digicel, the occasion saw celebrity chef Oji Jaja take the media practioners on a delightful culinary journey. They prepared ackee and salt fish spring rolls, breadfruit-crusted chicken satay, saffron sticky rice with pan-seared tuna and sautéed vegetables topped with a cilantro fraîche and Scotch bonnet sauce.
Public relations and communications manager at Digicel Elon Parkinson said it was his company's way of thanking journalists for their hard work since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Here are a few scenes from the memorable event.
Chef Oji Jaja shows Maria Myers-Hamilton, managing director of SpectrumManagement Authority, how it's done. (Photos: Garfield Robinson
Nationwide CEO Cliff Hughescouldn't resist taking a bite.
Taylor Chung, event coordinator, is all smilesafter a successful evening.
Broadcaster Paula-Ann Porter-Jones (left) and televisionpresenter Dadrian Gordondancing up a storm.
Nasha-Monique Douglas, chief marketing officer atDigicel, adds the finishing touches under the watchfuleye of Chef Oji Jaja.
A saffron rice bowl comprisingseared tuna, Chinese broccoli,avacado , grape tomatoes,breadfruit crumble, and cilantrolime créme fraiche
Chef Oji Jaja (left) instructs Jaswani Johnson (right), warehouseand logistics manager at Inami Management Services, whileDarragh Fitzgerald Selby, general manager at Digicel Business lookon.
Jamaica Observer's Arthur Hall in preparation mode.
(From left) Conceptualiser and owner of Jamaica Food and DrinkKitchen, Nicole Pandohie; General Manager of Digicel Business,Darragh Fitzgerald Selby; Chief Marketing Officer for Digicel, Nasha-Monique Douglas, Public Relations and Communications Managerfor Digicel, Elon Parkinson share lens time. (Garfield Robinson)
Brian Bonitto, Associate Editor- Auto & Entertainment at theJamaica Observer, is a man on a