Conversations in the Kitchen
Charles Mattocks launched his first TV Series 'Conversations in the Kitchen' with Island Grill Thalia Lyn, in Twins Gates Plaza, last Thursday.
Celebrity chef and International Diabetes Advocate Charles Mottocks, told Flair the idea of the show is almost like 'Oprah meets food', "what we wanted to do was to interview some of the best and brightest names in Jamaica and see another side of them that you don't normally see." He also said that he wanted to create this series for brand Jamaica and the island, "So this show is not just about being seen in Jamaica, but around the rest of the world. We want people who love the Caribbean not just to be able to see the Caribbean on another level - but to know the people who make this beautiful country."
Specially invited guests were pleased with the nature of the feature and see where it will encourage thousands of people who are going through many trials to stay motivated.
Lyn's episode was shown - many people know her as a business woman but they now know a more intimate side of her. Lyn shared her sentiments of the show after it was viewed. "I am an ordinary person so to see myself on the scene and saying things about myself, I am looking for the excitement but I am not seeing it, but my friend Anna Chin said that it is interesting to her, so maybe people will find it interesting ... you know when you live your own life and you really don't think it's exciting."
Anna Chin had a different perspective of the feature, "It is interesting because it was nice to see where you started from an ice cream business that didn't work and you tried something else, and you tweak it and then you see where that didn't work and tweak it again, and that worked, and then you started to build upon it and again came the negative about the states, but you came back and bounce back - it's all about the resilience in what you are doing. And it gives encouragement to people like myself in business who have just started and so it's an inspiration."
Among the five of 13 episodes that have been done is Carrot Jarrett, a holistic and naturopathic healthcare provider. Jarret shares some of the things he spoke about in his episode. "In my episode we spoke about food and nutrition in general, and how food contributes to health and wellbeing of individuals, family and the world - this is about making the world a healthier place. In terms of what Charles is doing, it's an incredible concept, and I wish it the best and I know it will do well, plus the other he has on tap to do," explained Jarret. In conclusion he encouraged individuals to watch and support the show in whatever way they can, because it will lift the quality of life in whatever territory it will be shown."
Popular caterer Lorraine Fung is another celebrity featured on the Conversations in the Kitchen. She is imploring corporate Jamaica to get involved, as this initiative is for a good cause in benefiting individuals especially juveniles who suffers from diabetes. "I think the concept is fantastic and I am so happy that chef Mattock has chosen Jamaica - in his survey he has found that one in every four Jamaicans suffers from type II diabetes. Juvenile diabetes is on the rise and many parents don't know what to do and how to handle it and there is not enough literary those parents can read to treat their children when they are diagnosed - this will create awareness. "My episode it's like going through an adventure based on the questions he has asked to see what we are doing in Jamaica - how we eat, how do we consume our food," she explained.
Among other featured individuals are Rohan Marley, an entrepreneur and former American football player and Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell. Who all started from humble beginnings and worked their way up to the top in order to be successful, and this TV series gives detail about their family, learning how they cook, what they love, their dreams, joys, and hopes, what they eat, love and all there is to know.
Mattocks is also the nephew of Bob Marley said he has great plans for Jamaica. "We have a lot of great things in Jamaica this is our first show in Jamaica. We do a lot of event in Jamaica for health. We also have another show coming after this one called the dating game, so look out for that."
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