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Chefs on Show: A Foodie’s Paradise

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson/ Gleaner Writer
Chef Stephaun Farquharson is in deep concentration as he prepares his meal.
Ready for the main event - Chefs on Show

Savoury and sweet dishes and great company in a cozy atmosphere: that's exactly what you can expect from the Culinary Federation of Jamaica's (CFJ) Chefs on Show for 2018.

According to the CFJ, Chefs on Show has been in existence since 1993, and boasts, "The best chefs and culinary teams unite to learn, demonstrate their skills and provide the general public with a scintillating exhibition of the most savoury and delectable treats on the islands."

Created by chefs Mark Cole and David Kittson, the annual event provides a palatable platform through which sponsors, well-wishers, industry personnel and family members, can support the national culinary team on their journey to the Taste of the Caribbean competition, held in Miami each year.


Tasty insight


Here's some tasty insight for you: Taste of the Caribbean has been described as the region's premier culinary competition with over a dozen Caribbean nations competing for coveted titles, medals and special awards. And because Jamaica dominates in displaying superb culinary technique and unearthing exciting flavours, it should come as no surprise that our local team has often topped the winning scale, walking away with several of the offered prizes, including Chef of the Year.

The final team has not been completed just yet, but so far, the chefs confirmed are Michael Barnett of Hedonism 2 - Reigning Chef of the Year (2017); Stephaun Farquharson of The Jamaica Pegasus - Reigning Junior Chef of the Year (2017); Oneil Anglin of Sandals Negril - Team Pastry Chef; and Dwayne Lamont, senior chef at Courtyard by Marriott.

This year's Chefs on Show, scheduled for tomorrow (April 27), will feature an array of renowned chefs who have volunteered their time to support the team.

Those chefs include Lorraine Fung, Gairy Bowes, Mark Cole, Patrice Malcolm, Theo Smith, Sweeny, Debe Chen, Dennis McIntosh, among others.

So, since tomorrow is officially dubbed Foodie Friday, head on over to The Jamaica Pegasus, show your support and bask in the decadent delights of the long-awaited culinary affair, Chefs on Show: your taste buds will certainly thank you.