First Came the CPA & Then The Wine

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, October, 12 2017    

Jaime Bicknell is the brand manager for wines at Select Brands Limited, but that is not the department where she started.   Read More

Eat, Drink, Shop for TSO

Thursday, October, 5 2017    

Join Thursday Food on the road today as we check out a few of our favourite TSO eating spots. The country's biggest sale day requires nourishing fare on the go, and who better to share their refuel spots than TSO ... Read More

J Wray & Nephew's 'Henn-tertainers'

Thursday, October, 5 2017    

The J Wray & Nephew (JWN) Academy enrolled a new set of students recently — local entertainers, that is — who participated in a relaxed, playful but informative Moët and Hennessy Training and Mixology Session. The objective of the training session, which took place on... Read More

Elle & Vire signs Yendi Phillipps as Brand Ambassador!

Thursday, October, 5 2017    

Chas E Ramson Limited, distributors of Elle & Vire, has signed Yendi Phillipps as brand ambassador for Elle & Vire. Phillipps is a Jamaican TV host, model and beauty queen. She was the winner of the 2007 Miss Jamaica World and winner of the 2010 Miss Jamaica Universe and went on... Read More

Wine Pour with Rhys Campbell

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

Rhys Campbell has held leadership positions at companies in at least three different industries and countries, from his days at Jamaican tobacco distributor Carreras, British American Tobacco in Trinidad, back in Jamaica with JPS, over to Bahamas with the Bristol Group and now as... Read More


Thursday, September, 28 2017    

To celebrate International Coffee Day, Nescafé will be hosting a 'sensperiences' street revolution on the Devon House East Lawns where coffee lovers, Nescafé passionistas as well as patrons will be given the opportunity to create unique Nescafé mixes to surprise and stimulate the senses. Read More

Discussing Wine & Spirits Education with Debra Taylor, Select Brands

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, September, 28 2017    

Many of us have dreams that we never pursue for a range of reasons, including fear of the unknown. Some of us are bold enough to break through and go for them. Approximately one year ago Debra Taylor, trade development manager for wine distributor Select Brands, took a decision to chase... Read More


Thursday, September, 28 2017    

If, like most of us, you're spending more time at the Fromage Marketplace location rather than Fromage Bistro located at Hillcrest, even though you live within the Golden Triangle belt, then it's time to return. 'It's because we love new and spacious' has been the rationale until... Read More

Kitchen Talk With Chef Theo Smith

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

Thursday Food is in the kitchen today with Chef Theo Smith, the owner and catering executive of Great House Caterers Ltd. The Branson Centre Official entrepreneur and recipient of the 2013 Prime Minister National Youth Award of Excellence in Entrepreneurship was recently... Read More

Gordon & Jing Usher In Design Week JA

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

The buzz surrounding Design Week JA — the latest initiative by the Jamaica Observer to spotlight the lifestyle industries — spilt over onto the plate Tuesday morning at the newspaper's Beechwood Avenue HQ for a brunch catered by Whip It Up front woman Celeste Gordon and pâtissier... Read More

A Peek Inside the Pier 1 pot

Thursday, September, 21 2017    

Thursday Food is extending the 30th anniversary celebrations of MoBay's iconic food and entertainment establishment Pier 1, and a reacquaintance with Seafood Sundays recently checked all the boxes. It's still hard to believe, as we enjoy the relaxing sea breeze, that this spot is less... Read More

Raising A Toast with Sean Gonzales

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

There are those who do it with much fanfare and then there are those who simply get on with it. Entrepreneur Sean Gonzales is one who gets on with it. He's a quiet, but major force in the culinary industry as a bar staff service provider, restaurateur and wine bar operator. Read More

Chabad Kosher Hot Spot — Goodness, Kindness & Food

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Thursday Food constantly scours the culinary landscape for what's new, different and intriguing. Well, we spotted a little nugget in the making on Montego Bay's Hip Strip (Gloucester Ave); a sign advertised that kosher food would soon be available at that spot. We... Read More

The Jamaica Food & Drink Festival Is Back For A Third Helping

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Due an anticipated return to the capital's culinary calendar next month, the Jamaica Food & Drink Festival was launched Tuesday evening on the picturesque waterfront of downtown Kingston at Victoria Pier at businessman Andrew Azar's soon-to-open three-level dining... Read More

Wine Chat with Nesha Smith of Jamaica Liquor Warehouse

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Coming up to the first anniversary of The Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, which opened with great fanfare in November 2016, I am finally able to sit down with Managing Director Nesha Smith.  Read More


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