SO2 - September 4
The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Chair Novia McDonald-Whyte (centre) introduced Mastercard Country Manager – Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Eastern Caribbean Dalton Fowles to Tastee director Simone Chanpong. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards unfolds its napkin for the 23rd staging scheduled for the lawns of Devon House, Thursday, September 29. The event — an awards ceremony and exhibitor's event — was launched in the company's executive boardroom on Thursday, September 1. Thirty guests, comprising culinary experts, sponsors and Foodie Seminar presenters were kept abreast of the events leading up to the big night, while rekindling relationships over brunch prepared by culinary artiste Oji Jaja. The brunch's special dessert was created by multi-award-winning fine pastry chef Nadine Burie.

As she addressed the room of sponsors and stakeholders, Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Chair Novia McDonald-Whyte said the event — birthed from her desire to create an 'Oscars' night in food — "could not have grown without your support".

Select Brands luxury portfolio manager and longtime supporter of the region's premier gastronomy event Debra Taylor-Smith was announced as the 2022 recipient of the Chairman's Award, while Cal's Manufacturing Ltd, represented at the event by director Lisa Watson, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Four full scholarships and two bursars will also be presented to six final-year UTech students of the The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Chair Novia McDonald-Whyte raised a mimosa toast in celebration of the 23rd staging of the awards. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Also at the table were (clockwise, from top left) entrepreneur PJ Wright; Island Car Rentals Rate & Tour Coordinator Tori Macko; author, freelance journalist and clasically trained chef Emma Sharp Dalton-Brown; and Red Stripe Brand Manager – Diageo Spirits & Guinness Lyshon Davis. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Tourism Enhancement Fund Executive Director Dr Carey Wallace (left) had the attention of (from second left) Consumer Brands Marketing Manager Gabrielle Sang; Carreras Limited Marketing Deployment Manager Dwaine Williams; Sagicor Investments Jamaica Vice-President for Capital Markets Mischa McLeod-Hines; entrepreneur PJ Wright; Island Car Rentals Rate & Tour Coordinator Tori Macko; author, freelance journalist and clasically trained chef Emma Sharp Dalton-Brown; and Rainforest Caribbean Director of Marketing & Corporate Affairs Roger Lyn. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
From left: Senior Advisor to the Minister of Tourism Professor Lloyd Waller; Shikima Hinds Events Concierge Managing Director Shikima Hinds; and Jamaica Observer Limited Deputy Managing Director Natalie Chin (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
From left: Carreras Limited Marketing Deployment Manager Dwaine Williams; Sagicor Investments Jamaica Vice-President for Capital Markets Mischa McLeod-Hines; and entrepreneur PJ Wright were all smiles.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)
The lensman captured The Best Dressed Chicken Regional Marketing Manager Avadaugn Sinclair (left) and Rainforest Caribbean Marketing & Communications Manager Bethany Young in conversation. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Director of student financing at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) Garcia Green-Mclennon (left) shared the school's fruitful 15-year relationship with the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards which has led to numerous students receiving scholarships. Also photographed were Tourism Enhancement Fund Executive Director Dr Carey Wallace and Consumer Brands Marketing Manager Gabrielle Sang. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Jamaica Observer Limited Managing Director Julian Rogers raised a toast to Select Brands Luxury Portfolio Manager Debra Taylor-Smith (left) and Cal's Manufacturing Ltd director Lisa Watson, moments after they were announced as the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Chairman and Lifetime Achievement awardees, respectively. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Sagicor Group Vice-President for Group Marketing Alysia Moulton White (left) and Select Brands Trade Development Manager Debra Taylor-Smith welcomed new sponsor Mastercard, represented at the event by Country Manager — Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Eastern Caribbean Dalton Fowles. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Digicel Head of Public Relations Elon Parkinson shared a moment with Wisynco Group Marketing Manager Karen Baugh. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Representing Cal's Manufacturing Ltd were director Lisa Watson (left) and Marketing Manager Carol Ivey. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Jamaica Observer Limited Deputy Managing Director Natalie Chin (left) shared post-brunch laughs with The Best Dressed Chicken Regional Marketing Manager Avadaugn Sinclair (centre) and Shikima Hinds Events Concierge Managing Director Shikima Hinds. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Carreras Limited Marketing Deployment Manager Dwaine Williams (left) and Mastercard Country Manager — Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Eastern Caribbean Dalton Fowles shared a handshake. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Rainforest Caribbean Director of Marketing & Corporate Affairs Roger Lyn exchanged pleasantries with Derrimon Trading Company Chief Marketing Officer Kim Lee. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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