A Tasty Reduction

Friday, May 25, 2018

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Friday Social shares proved and tested recipes for success by the presenters at the Jamaica Observer Foodie Seminar, held on Monday at The W at the Spanish Court Hotel. Inside the fully subscribed event, industry players and students of the culinary arts were exposed to a wealth of knowledge, delivered graciously by speakers who learned from their own hands-on experiences, with the hopes of bridging the gap between the classroom and the kitchen.

For Red Stripe Global Senior Brand Manager Nasha-Monique Douglas, the most important ingredients one must keep handy in order to manage and deploy commercially savvy brands are: credibility and authenticity, consistency and reliability, a killer work ethic, and a winning mindset which is then topped with a display of passion and purpose for each task. Dr Patricia Yap, dermatologist and co-founder of ariSkinCare, urged attendees to seek and apply knowledge, learn the language of the business they enter, be open to receiving feedback, and, while taking into consideration that feedback, be careful not to dilute the concept of their product. Tastee CEO Patricia Latchman-Atterbury credits success to openness to continued re-evaluation and improvement, spending the needed hours to hone one's craft, creating a brand that delivers the same experience on each occasion, and never giving room to complacency. Bringing the Foodie Seminar to a close, Rockhouse Hotel chairman and Miss Lily's managing partner Paul Salmon shared his recipe for building a global brand; first one must identify one's passion, add the willingness to take risks, a dash of fearlessness, and most importantly, make a positive impact on the lives of those one touches.

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