Food Awards

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Past Winners

2021 Winners

Best COVID-19 Family Dining Experience

  • Summerhouse, Harmony Hall


Best Wine/Cocktail Experience

  • AC Hotel by Marriott Kingston


Best Sunday Spot

  • District 5, R Hotel


Outstanding COVID-19 Caterer Award

  • Alexa Von Strolley for Tooksie Kay Catering


Best Food Product 2020/2021 (all 4 nominees will receive awards)

  • Nella’s Sweet Potato Tendaronis, Onel Williams


Outstanding Supermarket

  • Loshusan Supermarket


The Solomon Gardner Award for Outstanding Service

  • Delmare Restaurant, Half Moon Hotel


The Norma Shirley Award for Restaurant of the Year

  • Delmare Restaurant, Half Moon Hotel


Special Awards

Game Changer Award

  • Broken Plate Restaurant


COVID-19 Comfort Food Award

  • Claudette Tenn for M10 Bar & Grill
  • Winsome Hall for Crystal Edge Restaurant, Irish Town
  • Iris Phang for Ms Phang


Chairman’s Award

  • Stephanie Scott


Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Colin Hylton


2019 Winners

#ACelebrationofCommunity Tour Award

  • Christopher Marsh for Chris’s Café
  • The Allens for Gifford House
  • Monica Ottar for Bailey’s Vale
  • The Sephestines for Mount Estate
  • Chris and Lisa Binns for Stush in the Bush, Free Hill


Best Culinary Team Experience Award

  • The Playa Hotels & Resorts
  • Half Moon Hotel
  • Round Hill Hotel & Villas
  • Sandals Resorts International Limited
  • Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel
  • GoldenEye Hotel
  • Uncorked! Sovereign North
  • Coral Cliff Gaming and Entertainment
  • The Steak House on the Verandah
  • Mystic Thai


Best Food Product 2019

  • The Best Dressed Chicken Hamilton’s Smokehouse Beef Franks
  • Likke Tea


Outstanding Supermarket

  • Loshusan


Outstanding Bartender of the Year

  • Trevor Luke


The Lifetime Achievement Award

  • National Baking Company


The Chairman’s Award

  • Executive Chef Dennis McIntosh


Best New Restaurant

  • Summerhouse at The Liguanea Club


Best Place for Vegetarian

  • Stush in the Bush


Best Watering Hole

  • East Japanese Next Door


Best Wine Experience

  • Uncorked! Sovereign North


Best Café Experience

  • Café Blue, Irish Town


Best Restaurant for Jamaican Food

  • M10


Best Ethnic Restaurant

  • Mystic India


The Jamaican Restaurant with Outstanding Gastronomy Experience presented by The Ministry of Tourism Taste Jamaica

  • Stush in the Bush


The Solomon Gardner Award for Outstanding Service

  • Sugar Mill Restaurant at the Half Moon Hotel
  • Regency Room, Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel


Outstanding Caterer Award of the Year Award

  • Christina Simonitsch


Jing Shi Award for Dessert Chef of the Year

  • Nadine Burie


Best Place To Be Seen

  • S Hotel, Montego Bay


The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards – Enterprise Award

  • Gregory Burrowes for The Butcher Block
  • Christina Simonitsch for Simo’s Bread and Catering


The Leading Lady in Rum

  • Joy Spence, Master Blender
  • Christelle Harris


A Place at the Table Award

  • Skylark Negril Beach Resort
  • The Rockhouse Hotel and Spa


The Norma Shirley Award – Restaurant of the Year

  • The Sugar Mill Restaurant at Half Moon Hotel