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CELEBRITY COOKING AT JCDC REGIONAL FESTIVAL OF FOODS

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission has announced that this year’s annual Eastern Regional Festival of Foods Competition which captures Jamaica’s rich culinary legacy will take place on Friday (May 6) at the Chinese Benevolent Association.

Staged against a backdrop of several food booths with different offerings, the aroma of jerk and potato pudding hot from the pan sends mouth watering sensations to eager patrons waiting to satisfy their palates.

According to Dr. Pamella Powell, Special Projects Coordinator at the JCDC, hundreds of aspiring medalists will arrive at the venue with pre-prepared dishes hoping to grasp the opportunity of rising to stardom.

“Judges adorned in white jackets parade through the displays ensuring that the categories are carefully identified. The judging revolves around four main categories namely main dish, batters and doughs, desserts and preserves and condiments,” noted Dr. Powell.

“Over the years,” she continued, “we have discovered over forty homemade wines as potent and tasty as any imported brand. This recession requires more economical ways of preparing our food items and at the Festival of Foods we will feature dishes guaranteed to serve ten for under $600.”

The live competitions are scheduled to get underway at approximately 11.00 a.m. with the Mystery Basket, Napkin Folding, Table Setting, Sandwich Making and the highly anticipated Celebrity Cooking as major attractions. The Regional Festival of Foods will culminate at the Sean Lavery Faith Hall in Savanna la Mar, Westmoreland on Friday, May 27.

For more information contact:
Renae Mills
Public Relations Coordinator
Tel: 926-5726-9/ 371-3423

renae.mills@jcdc.gov.jm

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