The competition was fierce, the atmosphere tense as both culinary teams and individuals from tertiary institutions, hotels and other culinary outfits vied for the coveted Best In Category awards which included among others, Chef Of The Year, Best Use Of Beef, Ice Carver Of The Year, Bartender Of The Year.
Competitiors from Sandals, Hilton Rosehall, Grand Palladium, Rock House, The Jamaica Pegasus, Holiday Inn, Knutsford Court, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Tower Isle, Goddard Catering , The Heart College Of Hospitality, Montego Bay Community College, Utech, Kenilworth & The Montego Bay Convention Center pulled out all the stops, tantalizing both our noses and tastebuds with their delightful creations.
The two day competition/expo also included cooking demos & the sampling of sponsors products. Of particular note was the vast improvement in the bar competition presentations.
Drinks & Desserts
The top achievers in Taste of Jamaica 2014, staged by The Culinary Federation of Jamaica,, will begin training almost immediately for next year’s Taste of The Caribbean Competition in Miami where they will compete for Top Caribbean Culinary Bragging Rights.
Chef Of The Year - Rochelle Grindley
Bartender Of The Year - Adrian Johnson
Pastry Chef Of The Year - Shakera Cassie
Junior Pastry Chef of the year Tiffany Grant
Ice Carver Of The Year - Rohan Henry
Best Show Piece Display - Shevon Timol
Chocolate Competition - Errol Sewell
Seafood Competition - Silverio Marrone
Pork Competition - Marlon Brown
Chicken Competition - Daven Willlis
Beef Competition Micheal Thomas
Senior Team Competition - Couples Sans Souci
Teritiary/Vocational Team - Utech
Mystery Basket - Gregory Goffe
Fruit and Veg Competition - Christopher Hobson
Wedding Cakes Sharyne Stultz