Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Jamaica Observer's annual Applaud It! lunch series is back!

The first sitting took place on Monday, November 13, when 16 Avondale Preparatory School students joined Applaud It! conceptualiser and Senior Associate Editor, Lifestyle and Social Content Novia McDonald-Whyte, Jamaica Observer Managing Director Dominic Beaubrun, and Observer Deputy Managing Director Natalie Chin in the Jamaica Observer boardroom for the observance of an almost decade-long tradition.

The students — from grades four, five, and six — enjoyed a three-course meal prepared by multi-award-winning Chef Jacqui Tyson and her team.

Applaud It! is a week-long initiative that provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders to meet the next generation exactly where they are at and guide them through an awesome experience that exposes them to critical social and dining skills.

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#ApplaudIt2023 (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
JOL HospitalityJamaica Observer Senior Associate Editor - Lifestyle & Social Content and Applaud It! conceptualiser Novia McDonald-Whyte welcomes students from Avondale Preparatory School to the Jamaica Observer boardroom. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
<strong id="strong-020326345ecb8dce4862182bb76b2602">Convo, On The Side </strong>- Jamaica Observer Deputy Managing Director Natalie Chin shares a moment with her affable tablemate, Roshawna Lambert. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
<strong id="strong-1b53e6ece21d965a5eeb1526d93e515f">Pleased To Meet You</strong> - Jamaica Observer Managing Director Dominic Beaubrun delighted to meet Avondale Preparatory School student Gabrielle Thompson. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
<strong id="strong-21ad2a15bbf83ef07d98b3b2fa5a5b2c">In The Learning Corner......</strong>are Jamaica Observer Senior Associate Editor - Lifestyle &amp; Social Content and Applaud It! conceptualiser Novia McDonald-Whyte (centre) and Avondale Preparatory School grade five teacher Wilmalee Brown McLawrence and grade six student Jervis-Rojon Lee. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
<strong id="strong-ddec7f25cd2f96e68df0beb495771d75">Table Talk</strong> - Chef Jacqui Tyson breaks down the components of her three-course meal. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
<strong id="strong-dcb239881f3db430a20571a1f4891ed0">Brownie Points </strong>- Avondale Preparatory School student Daneille McLawrence relishes her decadent chocolate brownie.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)
<strong id="strong-e7448eb3cde1dc913ef1b3c4229659f4">Tier by Tier </strong>- The Applaud It!-branded vanilla cake by BritJay's Pastries (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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