South Beach Food and Wine Show to showcase Jamaica as a premier Gastronomy destination
KINGSTON, Jamaica; February 20, 2019: Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (centre) engages Chairperson of the Tourism Linkages’ Gastronomy Network Nicola Madden-Greig (left) and Analyst of Tourism Networks at the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Simone Harris in conversation, ahead of their departure to Florida for the annual South Beach (SOBE) Food and Wine Show.
The Tourism Enhancement Fund and the Jamaica Tourist Board are providing financial support for Jamaican chefs Gariel Ferguson and Colin Hylton to participate in the 4-day food festival, which begins today. The Tourism Linkages Network is also using this opportunity to have their first ever gastronomy activation outside of Jamaica.
The Minister hopes that by participating in this event, it will showcase Jamaica as a premier Gastronomy destination in the Caribbean. It will also create an opportunity for food Ambassadors to both integrate and be exposed to the wider chef/culinary community.