Kingston, Jamaica – January 11, 2017: The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards returns to Trinidad and Tobago for its third staging at Estate 101, 101 Saddle Road, Maraval on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
Popularly referred to as the 'Food Oscars', The Table Talk Food Awards began in Jamaica nineteen years ago and recognises excellence in food creation, service and décor. “Our statement then, as it is now, is that there is a world of creativity and excellence in food. Back then, there was one important element missing - there was no vehicle to applaud the efforts of the hundreds of thousands of people who work in the food industry,” said Novia McDonald-Whyte, senior associate editor of Lifestyle and Social Content at Jamaica Observer Limited and conceptualiser of the Food Awards. “That belief has fuelled the drive to amplify the Food Awards experience each year.”
With hundreds of nominees and specially invited guests expected to attend the event, the standouts of the judges' deliberations will be revealed in categories that range from Best New Restaurant, an ode to novel enterprise, to Chef and Restaurant of the Year.
Additionally, The Table Talk Food Awards will honour individuals who have made significant contributions to the elevation of the nation's culinary scope with the presentation of the Scotiabank Lifetime Achievement and The Chairman's Awards.
The Table Talk Food Awards are held in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Cayman Islands annually.